Stylepedia

Stylepedia
Title Stylepedia PDF eBook
Author Steven Heller
Publisher Chronicle Books
Pages 344
Release 2006-11-09
Genre Art
ISBN 9780811833462

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A chunky, distinctive object of brilliant design in and of itself, Stylepedia is the first handy, cross-referenced desk guide to the kaleidoscope that is modern design. In hundreds of illustrated entries, Heller and Fili, the award-winning authors of Euro Deco and numerous other popular design titles, survey the designers, schools, and movements that comprise the practice today as well as take a fascinating glimpse back at some of the seminal early leaders. From the first Santa Claus to appear on a Coca-Cola bottle to the increasingly ubiquitous camouflage tee shirt, iconic everyday items of yesterday and today provide valuable inspiration to designers and design aficionados. As quirky as it is useful and positively packed with lavish color illustrations, this designer's design compendium is the only one of its kind.




The Design Manual

The Design Manual
Title The Design Manual PDF eBook
Author David Whitbread
Publisher UNSW Press
Pages 386
Release 2009
Genre Design
ISBN 1742230008

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The Design Manual by David Whitbread is an indispensable and comprehensive reference for traditional and digital publishing. From beginners to professional graphic designers, desktop publishers and graphic design students, The Design Manual provides essential information on conceptual approaches, planning and project development techniques for print, web and multimedia production. Design tasks are divided into sections on publication, corporate identity, on-screen and advertising design. There is discussion of specific skills such as branding and logo design; stationery, catalogue, annual report and newsletter production; websites; storyboarding and animation techniques; and more. The production section discusses layout and typography for print and screen, colour and colour systems, printing and finishing processes. With numerous checklists and practical tips throughout the text, The Design Manual has become a standard reference for anyone involved in or interested in design.




The Graphic Design Idea Book

The Graphic Design Idea Book
Title The Graphic Design Idea Book PDF eBook
Author Gail Anderson
Publisher Laurence King Publishing
Pages 128
Release 2016-04-13
Genre Design
ISBN 1780679939

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This book serves as an introduction to the key elements of good design. Broken into sections covering the fundamental elements of design, key works by acclaimed designers serve to illustrate technical points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Themes covered include narrative, colour, illusion, ornament, simplicity, and wit and humour. The result is an instantly accessible and easy to understand guide to graphic design using professional techniques.




Meggs' History of Graphic Design

Meggs' History of Graphic Design
Title Meggs' History of Graphic Design PDF eBook
Author Philip B. Meggs
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Pages 704
Release 2016-04-14
Genre Design
ISBN 1119136202

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The bestselling graphic design reference, updated for the digital age Meggs' History of Graphic Design is the industry's unparalleled, award-winning reference. With over 1,400 high-quality images throughout, this visually stunning text guides you through a saga of artistic innovators, breakthrough technologies, and groundbreaking developments that define the graphic design field. The initial publication of this book was heralded as a publishing landmark, and author Philip B. Meggs is credited with significantly shaping the academic field of graphic design. Meggs presents compelling, comprehensive information enclosed in an exquisite visual format. The text includes classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and the advent of postmodern design. This new sixth edition has also been updated to provide: The latest key developments in web, multimedia, and interactive design Expanded coverage of design in Asia and the Middle East Emerging design trends and technologies Timelines framed in a broader historical context to help you better understand the evolution of contemporary graphic design Extensive ancillary materials including an instructor's manual, expanded image identification banks, flashcards, and quizzes You can't master a field without knowing the history. Meggs' History of Graphic Design presents an all-inclusive, visually spectacular arrangement of graphic design knowledge for students and professionals. Learn the milestones, developments, and pioneers of the trade so that you can shape the future.




Becoming a Digital Designer

Becoming a Digital Designer
Title Becoming a Digital Designer PDF eBook
Author Steven Heller
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Pages 336
Release 2011-01-19
Genre Design
ISBN 111803421X

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From the author of the bestselling Becoming a Graphic Designer and the editor of Adobe Think Tank comes this clear overview of the field of digital design This complete guide to the evolving digital design disciplines opens the door to today’s most sought-after job opportunities in Web, video, broadcast, game, and animation design. Featuring over 45 interviews with leading digital designers and more than 225 illustrations, the book covers everything from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job. This is an ideal starting point for anyone considering a career in the digital design world. Steven Heller (New York, NY) is the co-chair of the MFA Designer As Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is the author or editor of over 100 books on design and popular culture, including Becoming a Graphic Designer (0-471-71506-9). David Womack (New York, NY) writes about trends in design and technology for numerous publications and consults on digital strategy for leading organizations. He is the editor of Adobe Think Tank.




Writing and Research for Graphic Designers

Writing and Research for Graphic Designers
Title Writing and Research for Graphic Designers PDF eBook
Author Steven Heller
Publisher Rockport Publishers
Pages 176
Release 2013-01-18
Genre Design
ISBN 1610586492

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For designers, writing and research skills are more necessary than ever before, from the basic business compositions to critical writing. In this competitive climate, designers are routinely called upon to make words about the images and designs they create for clients. Writing about design is not just "trade" writing, but should be accessible to everyone with an interest in design. This book is a complete, introductory guide to various forms of research and writing in design—and how they explain visuals and can be visualized. These pages address communication on various levels and to all audiences: - Designers to Designers - Designers to Clients - Designers to the Design-literate - Designers to the Design-agnostic Being able to express the issues and concerns of the design practice demands facts, data, and research. With Writing and Research for Graphic Designers, you’ll learn how to turn information into a valuable asset— one of the key talents of the design researcher.




Layout Essentials Revised and Updated

Layout Essentials Revised and Updated
Title Layout Essentials Revised and Updated PDF eBook
Author Beth Tondreau
Publisher Rockport Publishers
Pages 211
Release 2019-02-05
Genre Design
ISBN 1631596306

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A classic and essential text for designers since 2009, Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids just got better with a fresh exploration of its design principles, updated text, and new photos and international graphics. Grids are the basis for all design projects, and learning how to work with them is fundamental for all graphic designers. From working with multi-column formats to using type, color, images, and more, Layout Essentials not only demonstrates, using real world examples, how to use grids effectively, but shows you how to break the rules to use them effectively, too. This revised and updated version of Layout Essentials is your one-stop reference and resource for all layout design projects.