Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type
Author: Alex W. White
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
A guide to graphic design.
Author: Poppy Evans,Mark A. Thomas
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Designed to prepare students for success in graphic design, the third edition of EXPLORING THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN has been completely updated to reflect the very latest in graphic design concepts and contemporary design work. With its straightforward approach and dynamic examples, this richly illustrated full-color text offers clear explanations of the fundamental principles, award-winning examples of professional work, and diagrams that clearly show how these principles operate in successful design solutions. Offering a practical and visual introduction to the world of graphic design, this text provides students with detailed coverage of design concepts, including color, imagery, creative thinking, and visual-problem solving, as well as an overview of the field of graphic design and related career options. In addition, the third edition includes all-new material on digital media, interactive design, and typography to ensure that students have all the information needed to work in the ever-changing world of graphic design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A Graphic Style Manual
Author: Tim Samara
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
The graphic design equivalent to Strunk & White's The Elements of Style This book is simply the most compact and lucid handbook available outlining the basic principles of layout, typography, color usage, and space. Being a creative designer is often about coming up with unique design solutions. Unfortunately, when the basic rules of design are ignored in an effort to be distinctive, design becomes useless. In language, a departure from the rules is only appreciated as great literature if recognition of the rules underlies the text. Graphic design is a "visual language," and brilliance is recognized in designers whose work seems to break all the rules, yet communicates its messages clearly. This book is a fun and accessible handbook that presents the fundamentals of design in lists, tips, brief text, and examples. Chapters include Graphic Design: What It Is; What Are They and What Do They Do?; 20 Basic Rules of Good Design; Form and Space-The Basics; Color Fundamentals; Choosing and Using Type; The World of Imagery; Putting it All Together?Essential Layout Concepts; The Right Design Choices: 20 Reminders for Working Designers; and Breaking the Rules: When and Why to Challenge all the Rules of this Book.
Inspiration von 50 Meistern ihres Fachs
Author: Steven Heller,Gail Anderson
Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH
Gutes Grafikdesign basiert neben eigenen Ideen und Kreativität auf Schlüsselelementen, die durchaus erlernt und trainiert werden können. Hierfür analysieren Steven Heller und Gail Anderson herausragende Arbeiten der weltweit renommiertesten Gestalter mit: Von Michael Bierut, Jan Tschichold, Anton Stankowski, Neville Brody und Jessica Hische über Fons Hickmann, Paul Rand und Stefan Sagmeister bis hin zu Seymour Chwast, Otl Aicher, Paul Sahre und Christopher Niemann – erstklassige Projekte von fünfzig Kreativen werden hinsichtlich Kreativität und Techniken beleuchtet. Wie lassen sich Informationen klarer visualisieren? Wie können Lösungen emotional aufgeladen werden? Schließlich bringen die Autoren Handwerk und Konzeption zusammen, erklären, wie sich die Form auf unterschiedliche Art und Weise um den Content schmiegen kann – humorvoll, typografisch oder aber mit dem Spiel von Perspektiven. Last, but not least widmet sich ein ausführliches Kapitel dem Storytelling. Ein umfassendes Arbeitsbuch also, das gerade Newcomer bestens durch ihre Ausbildung begleiten wird.
Design Thinking / Branding / Making Marks
Author: Alex W. White
A Visually Stunning Guide to Learning the Art of Logo DesignDesigners looking to learn the art of designing logos need look no further than The Elements of Logo Design by world-renowned designer Alex W. White. Unique in its approach to explaining how to design marks, The Elements of Logo Design explores design unity, typography and its expression as frozen sound, how a logo fits into a greater branding strategy, and how to build a logo. With more than four hundred examples culled from advertising, editorial, and web use, readers will gain a comprehensive understanding of universally shared graphic design principles. These principles are then applied to logo design specifically, relating the discipline to all other graphic design. Chapters include such topics as: Logic in design Relationships, hierarchy, and structure Differences and similarities in design Research and planning an identity How to build a logo using type, image, and space Letterforms, type, and fonts Type alteration Semiotics: icons and symbols Image-to-image relationships With a foreword by Jerry Kuyper, who is widely recognized as one of the top twenty-five logo designers of all time, The Elements of Logo Design is a formidable resource for learning the art of branding and making marks.
The Language of Graphic Design
Author: Philip B. Meggs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Type and Image The Language of Graphic Design Philip B. Meggs What is the essence of graphic design? How do graphic designers solve problems, organize space, and imbue their work with those visual and symbolic qualities that enable it to convey visual and verbal information with expression and clarity? The extraordinary flowering of graphic design in our time, as a potent means for communication and a major component of our visual culture, increases the need for designers, clients, and students to comprehend its nature. In this lively and lavishly illustrated book, the author reveals the very essence of graphic design. The elements that combine to form a design–– sings, symbols, words, pictures, and supporting forms––are analyzed and explained. Graphic design′s ability to function as language, and the innovative ways that designers combine words and pictures, are discussed. While all visual arts share common spatial properties, the author demonstrates that graphic space has unique characteristics that are determined by its communicative function. Graphic designs can have visual and symbolic properties which empower them to communicate with deep expression and meaning. The author defines this property as graphic resonance and explains how it occurs. After defining design as a problem–solving process, a model for this process is developed and illustrated by an in–depth analysis of actual case histories. This book will provide insight and inspiration for everyone who is interested or involved in graphic communications. While most materials about form and meaning in design have a European origin, this volume is based on the dynamic and expressive graphic design of America. The reader will find inspiration, hundreds of exciting examples by many of America′s outstanding graphic designers, and keen insights in Type and Image.
Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: North Light Books
Create designs that will stand the test of time! To maximize the power of your good ideas, use time-tested design principles that work! Design Basics for Creative Results, 2nd Edition highlights the fundamental elements of design while showcasing their spectacular visual execution. Through informative tutorials and illuminating exercises, award-winning designer Bryan L. Peterson shows you how to express and anchor your concept with the design elements of line, type, shape, texture, balance, contrast, unity, color and value. He also provides a bounty of exceptional examples from some of the world's top designers that show these elements in action. These are the rules you need to succeed, whether you're a savvy designer with years of experience or a student just starting out. Read them; learn and use them to make your work extraordinary!
Kreative Ideen Fur Kinder
Author: Ellen Lupton,Julia Lupton
D.I.Y. Kids encourages young readers to use basic design principles and on-hand materials to express their individuality through more than eighty imaginative projects. The book is divided into four sectionsa Graphics, Toys, Home, and Fashiona each packed with ideas for making fun and useful items, including step-by-step instructions and colorful photographs of cool designs and the kids who made them. D.I.Y. Kids is designed to trigger imaginative play, ita (TM)s for parents, teachers, aunts and uncles, friends and babysitters, neighbors and citizensa anyone who wants to create a better world not only for, but also with, the next generation. Ellen Lupton is a curator of contemporary design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the director of the graphic design MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the author of numerous books, including D.I.Y. Design It Yourself and Thinking with Type. She received a Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the AIGA in 2007.
Visual Elements, Techniques, and Layout Strategies for Busy Designers
Author: Timothy Samara
Publisher: Rockport Pub
DIVA good designer, like a good chef, is aware not only of how each ingredient is similar or different, but also which delivers one message in contrast to another, which will combine to create experiences that are harmonious or jarring, financial, medical, or industrial. By comparing the designer to a chef, author Timothy Samara, walks readers through the ingredients, tools, and techniques it takes to create successful design recipes. This book is broken into easy-to-follow sections, including basic design techniques, graphic ingredients, and projects recipes. The Graphic Ingredients section is categorized into four groups: Pictorial Staples, Chromatic Flavors, Typographic Confections, and Spatial Presentations. Once the basic design techniques and ingredients are established, the author demonstrates how to concoct delectable design recipes. Graphic Designer's Essential Reference is an inspirational resource that all graphic designers should keep by their workspace for handy reference./div
Author: Alex W. White
Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.
"This comprehensive overview of advertising design strategies helps students and professionals understand how to create ads that cut through the clutter. Principles such as unity, contrast, hierarchy, dominance, scale, abstraction, and type and image relationships are thoroughly discussed." "Also included in the extensive section on typography is essential information on how type is perceived by readers, as well as typographic history, principles, and practice. Complete with over 1,500 examples and illustrations of outstanding advertising design from around the world, Advertising Design and Typography will change the way you develop visual ideas and help you see more critically and accurately"--Publisher description.
An Illustrated Handbook for Understanding Fundamental Design Principles
Author: Richard Poulin
Publisher: Rockport Pub
'The Language of Graphic Design' provides graphic design students and practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental elements and principles of their language, what they are, why they are important and how to use them effectively.
Vision, Process, Product
Author: Louis D. Ocepek
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Conveniently compact, richly illustrated, and step-by-step in approach, this volume follows theprocessthat nearly all designers use in producing “good” communication design—focusing on theuniversalelements of graphic design that transcend period and style. Each chapter addresses a single element, demonstrating how the element can be used in actual projects, and showing how creative and practical decisions are made in response to project requirements and parameters—with an emphasis on achieving a balance between individual creativity, utility, and responsibility to the client. Example projects featured throughout have been gathered from outstanding contemporary graphic designers, as well as museums and private collections, and represent a diverse range of communication formats (e.g., posters, covers, catalogs, etc.)—executed in a rich sampling of media. Chapters can be used in sequential as the basis for actual design projects.KEY TOPICS:Content. Parameters and Problem Solving. The Design Process. Point-of-View and Attitude. Letters and Words. Images. Integration of Word and Image. Arrangement and Organization. Line. Shape and Form. Value and Texture. Color. Rhythm and Pattern. Emphasis, Exaggeration and Contrast. Decoration. Graphic Production.For Graphic Designers.
The Evolution of Handmade Elements in Graphic Design
Author: Design Associates Chen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
For many designers, creating things by hand is a reaction to too much computer-based design. Since the first Fingerprint was published, ideas that were once on the fringe have begun to thrive in the mainstream. From typography and illustration to book-making and film titles, elements of handcraft have soaked into everyday life. Fingerprint No. 2 reflects the evolution of those ideas. In this second volume, you’ll still find plenty of projects created entirely without the aid of computer technology. But you’ll also discover how designers are beginning to incorporate the two aesthetics—handmade and digital—in order to best communicate their message. A third, hybrid aesthetic is emerging, one that marries the technologies of the past and future into a vibrant, exciting present. Look inside to discover 133 projects and exclusive visual essays from leading designers, including Robynne Raye, Stefan Bucher and Christian Helms. These pieces of work prove that handmade elements are not only vital to excellent design, but often result in exceptional design. Listen for the pulse, which cannot be faked, forged, or falsified. Look for the finger print. It is the key to design’s success.
Author: Allison Goodman
Publisher: How Design Books
This book is the perfect desk reference for anyone who designs or works with designers. It reduces the complexities of today's design work into seven basic elements: Research, Typography, Contrast, Layout, Grid Systems, Identity Design and Critique & Analysis. These seven fundamentals of design are examined separately in compelling chapters that show designers how to:- Create dynamic layouts with visual tension and asymmetrical balance- Recognize and solve color problems- Use grids to design multiple pages of the same publication- Design memorable logos and logotypes Every topic is explained through an analysis of good and bad examples, anecdotes and other instruction. The closing chapter discusses how all of the elements blend together, illustrated by a gallery of inspirational design work. A must for anyone who works in visual communication.Allison Goodman has been a practicing designer for twenty years in the fields of print, information and environment and digital design. A CD-ROM produced by her students received numerous awards, including the American Center for Design 100 Award and the Milia New Talent Award. She lives in Glendale, California.
Author: Kimberly Elam
Typografische Anordnungen waren schon immer komplexe Systeme, in denen viele Faktoren zusammenspielen a Hierarchie, Leserichtung, Lesbarkeit und Kontraste. In Typografische Systeme untersucht Kim Elam, Autorin der Bestseller Gestaltungsraster und Proportion und Komposition, acht grAssere strukturelle Systeme, die A1/4ber die traditionelle Ordnung im Raster hinaus gehen. Darunter befinden sich zufAllige, strahlenfArmige, modulare und bilaterale Systeme. Sie fA1/4hrt den Leser durch Aoebungen und Studien zu professionellen Beispielen und zeigt eine grosse Auswahl von GestaltungslAsungen auf. Wer die wichtigen Systeme der visuellen Organisation versteht, kann Worte oder Bilder leicht in Strukturen oder Strukturkombinationen anordnen. Jedes System a von der strukturierten Achse zur nonhierarchischen strahlenfArmigen Anordnung - wird von der Autorin klar und mit Substanz erklArt, so dass der Leser die komplexen und schwierigen Kompositionen kennenlernt. Typografische Systeme ist der sechste Band der Erfolgsreihe Design Briefs, von der weltweit A1/4ber 100 000 Exemplare verkauft wurden.
The Basics of Print Design for Every PC and Mac User
Author: Robert W. Harris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A handy reference encompasses the fundamental principles and techniques of design for both PC or Mac users, covering everything from understanding typography to manipulating art.