The 100 Best Contemporary Graphic Designers
Author: Charlotte Fiell,Peter Fiell
Publisher: Goodman Publishers
Category: Graphic artists
A thought provoking round-up of today's most interesting visual communication projects, 'New Graphic Design' surveys the very latest work from 100 of the world's most exciting and groundbreaking practitioners.
The New Basics
Author: Ellen Lupton,Jennifer Cole Phillips
Publisher: Chronicle Books
How do designers get ideas? Many spend their time searching for clever combinations of forms, fonts, and colors inside the design annuals and monographs of other designers' work. For those looking to challenge the cut-and-paste mentality there are few resources that are both informative and inspirational. In Graphic Design: The New Basics, Ellen Lupton, best-selling author of such books as Thinking with Type and Design It Yourself, and design educator Jennifer Cole Phillips refocus design instruction on the study of the fundamentals of form in a critical, rigorous way informed by contemporary media, theory, and software systems
Culture, Politics, and Graphic Design
Author: Maud Lavin
Publisher: MIT Press
Maud Lavin approaches design from the broader field of visual culture criticism, asking challenging questions about about who really has a voice in the culture and what unseen influences affect the look of things designers produce.
A New History, Second Edition
Author: Stephen Eskilson
Publisher: Yale University Press
This 2nd edition of the history of graphic design explores its evolution from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Organized chronologically, the book illuminates the dynamic relationship between design and manufacturing, as well as the influence of technology, social change, and commercial forces on the course of design history. The layout of each chapter reflects the style of the period it describes, and more than 550 illustrations throughout the volume provide a visual record of over one hundred years of creative achievement in the field. This edition includes a new chapter on nineteenth-century design, and expanded sections on Swiss Style, Postmodernism, and contemporary design.
A Foundation Course in Principles and Practice
Author: David Dabner,Sheena Calvert,Anoki Casey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The principles and practice of graphic design Graphic Design School is a foundation course for graphic designers working in print, moving image, and digital media. Practical advice on all aspects of graphics design-from understanding the basics to devising an original concept and creating successful finished designs. Examples are taken from all media-magazines, books, newspapers, broadcast media, websites, and corporate brand identity. Packed with exercises and tutorials for students, and real-world graphic design briefs. This revised, fourth edition contains specific advice on how to adapt designs to suit different projects, including information on digital imaging techniques, motion graphics, and designing for the web and small-screen applications.
Graphic Design's New Global Generation
Author: Liz Farrelly,Mike Dorrian
Publisher: Laurence King Pub
From Seripop in Canada to Abraka in France and Vault 49 in the U.S., from Sao Paulo to Tokyo and Melbourne to Los Angeles, Onehundred at 360 degrees unearths the top 100 young, independent graphic designers and studios worldwide. This overview of cutting-edge graphic design will appeal to students, graphic designers and anyone commissioning new talent.
Author: Tad Crawford
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
"Provides definitive guidelines on all aspects of the graphic design business."—FYI. * Newly revised and expanded version of an industry classic--5,000 sold! * Up-to-the-minute! Includes web, interactive, and green design, new legislation * Each chapter written by an authority on the subject. Here’s the definitive guide to professional business practices in graphic design, now fully revised and updated for the digital age. Up-to-the-minute coverage of web, interactive, and motion graphics; green design; potential repercussions of legislation on Orphan Works; protection of fonts and software; managing creative people; using professional help such as lawyers; and much more. Each in-depth chapter, covering such topics as professional relationships, fees, contracts, managing large projects, copyright and trademark issues, electronic uses, and more, has been written by an authority in the field. The newly revised AIGA Standard Form for Design Services is included for the convenience of readers, along with a complete resources section. No designer should do business without this comprehensive, authoritative book. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
new systems in graphic design
Author: Christian Küsters,Emily King
Publisher: Universe Pub
The multilayered, fragmented, postmodern style of graphic design revolutionized by desk-top computing has run its course. Anything that could be tried has been tried. Graphic design today has entered a new period, one of greater experimentation that often takes place outside the commercial realm and forces us to reconsider what we have taken as a given. What has emerged is a radical body of work that is rapidly redefining the very nature and scope of design. As presented in this dynamic international showcase of the world's hottest thirty-seven studios, three sensibilities characterize this avant-garde: "Code," "Generic," and "Disjunction." "Code" looks at the innovative ways designers, tired of using the computer as a tool with applications that are analogues to conventional media, are becoming programmers, unleashing the computer's processing powers to discover new worlds of extreme beauty. Designers in "Generic" confront the ordinary to offer us an offbeat system of signs, symbols, andmeanings that are still strangely familiar. Finally, "Disjunction" considers work that appropriates anything to advance its own, often self-interested aims, whether they be political, social, aesthetic, or even personal. All of these approaches respond in their different ways to the problems facing the graphic designer, and while none endeavors to set out a single systematic solution for design, many suggest unexpected and entirely original ways to communicate images and words. In the ever-shifting realm of contemporary culture, "Restart offers a new grid. With over 600 illustrations in color and black and white. Contributors: Joshua Berger/Plazm; Paul Farrington/Tonne; Henrik Kubel+ Scott Williams; Andreas Lauhoff; John Maeda; Sara Maconkey; Norm; Ralph Steinbruchel; Stefanie Barth; Tomato Interactive; Bump; Anthony Burrill; Paul Elliman; Miles Murray Sorrell (Fuel); Graphic Thought Facility; Muller +
A Manual for Visual Communication
Author: Karen Lewis
Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics – to address every phase of architectural production. This book combines and expands on information typically found in graphic design, information design, and architectural graphics books. As architectural communication increases to include more territory and components of a project, it is important for designers to be knowledgeable about the various ways in which to communicate visually. For instance, signage should be designed as part of the process – not something added at the end of a project; and the portfolio is a manifestation of how the designer works, not just an application to sell a design sensibility. In thinking about architecture as a systematic and visual project, the graphic design techniques outlined in this book will help architects process, organize and structure their work through the lens of visual communication. Each chapter is titled and organized by common architectural modes of communication and production. The chapters speak to architects by directly addressing projects and topics relevant to their work, while the information inside each chapter presents graphic design methods to achieve the architects’ work. In this way, readers don’t have to search through graphic design books to figure out what’s relevant to them – this book provides a complete reference of graphic techniques and methods most useful to architects in getting their work done.
Essays on Graphic Design, New Media, and Visual Culture
Author: Jessica Helfand
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
An entertaining and insightful guide to the world of design.
Author: Douglas Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Business Skills Every Creative Needs! Remaining relevant as a creative professional takes more than creativity--you need to understand the language of business. The problem is that design school doesn't teach the strategic language that is now essential to getting your job done. Creative Strategy and the Business of Design fills that void and teaches left-brain business skills to right-brain creative thinkers. Inside, you'll learn about the business objectives and marketing decisions that drive your creative work. The curtain's been pulled away as marketing-speak and business jargon are translated into tools to help you: Understand client requests from a business perspective Build a strategic framework to inspire visual concepts Increase your relevance in an evolving industry Redesign your portfolio to showcase strategic thinking Win new accounts and grow existing relationships You already have the creativity; now it's time to gain the business insight. Once you understand what the people across the table are thinking, you'll be able to think how they think to do what we do.
Author: Craig Oldham
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
So you've graduated. What now? Where do you live? Can you afford to live? How can you make money doing design? How do you get a job? Who do you want to work for and are you good enough? What goes in your portfolio? This book offers a comprehensive and insightful guide to anything and everything that is of practical and emotional use to those looking to break into the creative industry. It will share experiences, ideas, interviews, contacts, hints, advice, criticism, and encouragement. With sections covering education, portfolios, the gap year, placements, jobs/freelancing, working process, and personal development, this straight-talking, sometimes funny and frequently irreverent guide is a must-read for all creative arts students.
The New Simplicity in Graphic Design
Author: Stuart Tolley
Min explores the current rebirth of simplicity in graphic design. As creatives enter into a new phase of minimalism, taking contemporary design in fresh and exciting directions, they also wave goodbye to the ornate, decorative patterns that have saturated our visual culture for the past decade. This book showcases around 150 outstanding minimalist designers working across a wide range of formats and media - from independent magazines and album covers to corporate identity and branding. It is separated into three sections that identify key approaches to minimalism in its visual forms: 'Reduction', 'Geometry' and 'Print Production'. Only the finest international examples created in the last two to three years have been included, ensuring that Min is at the forefront of contemporary design. Interspersed throughout are exclusive interviews with leading practitioners and proponents of minimalist design, including Jessica Svendsen, Made Thought and Eric Hu, allowing you to gain in-depth insight into their creative processes. Essays on the evolution of minimalism in graphic design provide historical context and offer a comparison between the first wave of minimalism in the 1960s and its current renaissance.
Principles and Creative Inspiration for Learning Professionals
Author: Connie Malamed
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Enhance learners' interest and understanding with visual design for instructional and information products No matter what medium you use to deliver content, if the visual design fails, the experience falls flat. Meaningful graphics and a compelling visual design supercharge instruction, training, and presentations, but this isn't easy to accomplish. Now you can conquer your design fears and knowledge gaps with Visual Design Solutions: a resource for learning professionals seeking to raise the bar on their graphics and visual design skills. This informal and friendly book guides you through the process and principles used by professional graphic designers. It also presents creative solutions and examples that you can start using right away. Anyone who envisions, designs, or creates instructional or informational graphics will benefit from the design strategies laid out in this comprehensive resource. Written by Connie Malamed, an art educator and instructional designer, this book will help you tap into your creativity, design with intention, and produce polished work. Whereas most graphic design books focus on logos, packaging, and brochures, Visual Design Solutions focuses on eLearning, presentations, and performance support. Visual Design Solutions includes practical guidelines for making smart design choices, ways to create professional-looking products, and principles for successful graphics that facilitate learning. Ideal for instructional designers, trainers, presenters, and professors who want to advance from haphazard to intentional design, this book will help them realize their design potential. Gain the knowledge and confidence to design impressive, effective visuals for learning Increase learner comprehension and retention with visual strategies offered by an expert author Serves as a reference and a resource, with a wealth of examples for inspiration and ideas Addresses an intimidating topic in an informal, friendly style In four parts, the book provides a thorough overview of the design process and design concepts; explores space, image, and typography; and presents workable solutions for your most persistent and puzzling design problems. Get started and begin creating captivating graphics for your learners.
The Process is the Inspiration
Author: Andy Cruz,Rich Roat,Ken Barber
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
For a quarter century, House Industries has carved out an unlikely niche in the design world by cultivating a diverse body of work-from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology. House Industries- The Process Is the Inspirationis an illustrative and entertaining journey through the creative process of this renowned design studio. Presented in House?s honest, authentic, and often irreverent style, this beautifully useful 400-page volume offers a novel perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Not only does this revealing and visually engaging book contain a collection of helpful lessons, stories, and case studies, but it also shows how to transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work.
new dimensions in graphic design
Author: Neville Brody,Lewis Blackwell
Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Features 1996 entrants and winners. 460 illustrations, 400 in color.
The Powerful New Look of Graphic Design
Author: Catharine Fishel
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Minimalism in graphic design is a reaction to the loud in-your-face design of the early 1990s. This book illustrates a reductionist design sensibility, simple homogenous designs using strong palettes, monochromatic and two-colour printing, and an emphasis on negative space for design impact.
Author: Alastair Campbell
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
Category: Graphic arts
A comprehensive manual on the fundamentals of graphic design includes discussions of typesetting systems, photography, reproduction, and print production
Sustainable Graphic Design in Practice
Author: Eric Benson,Yvette Perullo
Publisher: CRC Press
Inspiration is everywhere when you stop to not just smell but watch the roses. Mother Nature’s interwoven relationships between all life can serve as a powerful model for graphic designers to create sustainable print and digital work. Design to Renourish is a book for the graphic design professional that helps to integrate sustainability into their workflow through a design process called systems thinking. This process asks the graphic designer to approach a design problem by being more informed and aware of and influenced by the impacts that material and vendor choices have on one another, the planet, and consequently on us. The book not only walks the reader through how to design with Mother Nature as a model, but also offers solutions to the real life challenges of working with the client to create sustainable work. Through ten case studies that feature interviews with international design teams who embrace a sustainable systems methodology, the reader will gain valuable insights on how to design to renourish and improve life on Earth.