Making and Breaking the Grid Second Edition Updated and Expanded

Making and Breaking the Grid  Second Edition  Updated and Expanded
Author: Timothy Samara
Release: 2017-07
Editor: Quarry Books Editions
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9781631592843
Language: en
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A comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design, one must first understand those rules.

Making and Breaking the Grid

Making and Breaking the Grid
Author: Timothy Samara
Release: 2005-05-01
Editor: Rockport Publishers
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781616736316
Language: en
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For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic, and most important, element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design, one must first understand those rules and see them applies to real-world projects. Text reveals top designersÆ work in process and rationale. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice.

Layout Essentials

Layout Essentials
Author: Beth Tondreau
Release: 2011-06
Editor: Rockport Pub
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9781592537075
Language: en
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This book outlines and demonstrates basic layout/grid guidelines and rules.

Typography Workbook

Typography Workbook
Author: Timothy Samara
Release: 2004-09-04
Editor: Rockport Publishers
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781616735890
Language: en
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DIVThe Typography Workbook provides an at-a-glance reference book for designers on all aspects of type. The book is part of Rockport's popular Workbook series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover all the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. This book presents an abundance of information on type - the cornerstone of graphic design - succinctly and to the point, so that designers can get the information they need quickly and easily. Whereas many other books on type are either very technical or showcase oriented, this book offers ideas and inspiration through hundreds of real-life projects showing successful, well-crafted usage of type. The book also offers a variety of other content, including choosing fonts, sizes, and colors; incorporating text and illustrations; avoiding common mistakes in text usage; and teaching rules by which to live (and work) by. /div

Drawing for Graphic Design

Drawing for Graphic Design
Author: Timothy Samara
Release: 2012-07-01
Editor: Rockport Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781610584111
Language: en
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Here is a complete, comprehensive drawing reference for design students and professionals alike who want to implement drawing as a professional tool. In Drawing for Graphic Design, Timothy Samara empowers readers to add drawing to their design vocabulary, featuring case studies of commercial projects from start to finish along with a showcase of real-world projects that integrate drawing as an intrinsic part of their visual communication. Filled with original author drawings and sketches, it’s a must-have reference that will benefit designers of all levels.

Design Elements Third Edition

Design Elements  Third Edition
Author: Timothy Samara
Release: 2020-09-07
Editor: Rockport Publishers
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781631598739
Language: en
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This updated version of Rockport's best-selling Design Elements covers all the design fundamentals, from working with grids, color application, typography, and imagery to finally how to put it all together.

Design Elements

Design Elements
Author: Timothy Samara
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Rockport Publishers
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9781616736361
Language: en
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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.

Layout Workbook

Layout Workbook
Author: Kristin Cullen
Release: 2007-05
Editor: Rockport Pub
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9781592533527
Language: en
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New in Paperback! An inspired resource for creating excellent layouts Layout Workbook is one of five volumes in Rockport's series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. In this edition, author Kristin Cullen tackles the often perplexing job of nailing down a layout that works. More than a collection of great examples of layout, this book is an invaluable resource for students, designers, and creative professionals who seek design understanding and inspiration. The book illuminates the broad category of layout, communicating specifically what it takes to design with excellence. It also addresses the heart of design-the how and why of the creative process. Cullen approaches layout with a series of step-by-step fundamental chapters (a "how-to" of layout) addressing topics such as The Function of Design, Inspiration, The Design Process, Intuition, Structure and Organization, The Interaction of Visual Elements, Typography, and Design Analysis. The book offers inspirational quotations and a unique, progressive design that truly reflects its content.

Grid Systems

Grid Systems
Author: Kimberly Elam
Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781616893477
Language: en
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DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Although grid systems are the foundation for almost all typographic design, they are often associated with rigid, formulaic solutions. However, the belief that all great design is nonetheless based on grid systems (even if only subverted ones) suggests that few designers truly understand the complexities and potential riches of grid composition.

Grid Systems in Graphic Design

Grid Systems in Graphic Design
Author: Josef Müller-Brockmann,Josef MA1/4ller-Brockmann,D. Q. Stephenson
Release: 1996
Editor: Braun Pub Ag
Pages: 176
ISBN: STANFORD:36105001718456
Language: de
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From a professional for professionals, here is the definitive word on using grid systems in graphic design. Though Muller-Brockman first presented hi interpretation of grid in 1961, this text is still useful today for anyone working in the latest computer-assisted design. With examples on how to work correctly at a conceptual level and exact instructions for using all of the systems (8 to 32 fields), this guidebook provides a crystal-clear framework for problem-solving. Dimension: 81/2 x 113/4 inches, English & German Text, 357 b&w examples and illustrations.

Typographic Systems of Design

Typographic Systems of Design
Author: Kimberly Elam
Release: 2007-05-03
Editor: Princeton Architectural Press
Pages: 182
ISBN: 1568986874
Language: en
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Typographic organization has always been a complex system in that there are so many elements at play, such as hierarchy, order of reading, legibility, and contrast. In Typographic Systems, Kim Elam, author of our bestselling books, Geometry of Design and Grid Systems, explores eight major structural frameworks beyond the gridincluding random, radial, modular, and bilateralsystems. By taking the reader through exercises, student work, and professional examples, Elam offers a broad range of design solutions. Once essential visual organization systems are understood the designer can fluidly organize words or images within a structure, combination of structures, or a variation of a structure. With clarity and substance, each systemfrom the structured axis to the nonhierarchical radial arrayis explained and explored so that the reader comes away with a better understanding of these intricate complex arrangements. Typographic Systems is the seventh title in our bestselling Design Briefs series, which has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide.

Graphic Design Rules

Graphic Design Rules
Author: Tony Seddon,Sean Adams,Peter Dawson,John Foster
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9781616899233
Language: en
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DON'T use comic sans (except ironically!) but DO worship the classic typefaces like Helvetica and Garamond. Graphic Design Rules is a handy guide for professional graphic designers, students, and laymen who incorporate graphic design into their job or small business. Packed with practical advice, this spirited collection of design dos and don'ts takes readers through 365 rules like knowing when to use a modular grid—and when to throw the grid out the window. All designers will appreciate tips and lessons from these highly accomplished authors, who draw on years of experience to help you create good design.

Designing the Editorial Experience

Designing the Editorial Experience
Author: Sue Apfelbaum,Juliette Cezzar
Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: Rockport Publishers
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781627880497
Language: en
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In a world of media that seems to be ever-changing, how do we define a newspaper, magazine or journal? Are we drinking our morning coffee on a Sunday as we sit down and read our newstablet? Look around any doctor’s office waiting room and you will find two people reading the same magazine, one holding the paper version, another on their phone.DIV/divDIVWith so many medium options, designers need to evaluate the best formats to convey an editorial vision. In Designing the Editorial Experience, authors Sue Apfelbaum and Juliette Cezzar will discuss what it means to design for multiple media. It features advice from professionals in both the design and editorial fronts —and digital strategists too— about what is constant and what is changing in the field./divDIV/divDIVInside, you will find examples of the best editorial design being produced today. In addition, explore the audiences for content, what forms the content takes, and how workflows are managed. This book provides a primer on the elements of editorial design that result in rich, thoughtful, and rewarding editorial experiences./div

SustainAble

SustainAble
Author: Aaris Sherin
Release: 2008-07-01
Editor: Rockport Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781616738921
Language: en
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Sustainable design is gaining prominence as a pivotal issue for the future of contemporary practice at the best design schools and at professional design conferences. Graphic designers and their clients are increasingly demanding sustainable solutions. Designers want to address these needs when presenting their work for consideration. As businesses continue to adapt to and provide environmental solutions with their own products, they are demanding it from their creative partners, and designers need to be on the forefront of these initiatives by being well informed. SustainAble will provide the information they need to be ahead of the curve on sustainability issues, inform them on sustainable applications and to approach the issue of sustainability in the areas of paper, printing, formats, materials, inks, and executions.

How Design Makes Us Think

How Design Makes Us Think
Author: Sean Adams
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781648960284
Language: en
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From posters to cars, design is everywhere. While we often discuss the aesthetics of design, we don't always dig deeper to unearth the ways design can overtly, and covertly, convince us of a certain way of thinking. How Design Makes Us Think collects hundreds of examples across graphic design, product design, industrial design, and architecture to illustrate how design can inspire, provoke, amuse, anger, or reassure us. Graphic designer Sean Adams walks us through the power of design to attract attention and convey meaning. The book delves into the sociological, psychological, and historical reasons for our responses to design, offering practitioners and clients alike a new appreciation of their responsibility to create design with the best intentions. How Design Makes Us Think is an essential read for designers, advertisers, marketing professionals, and anyone who wants to understand how the design around us makes us think, feel, and do things.

Principles of Form and Design

Principles of Form and Design
Author: Wucius Wong
Release: 1993-09-16
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 356
ISBN: 0471285528
Language: en
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An unprecedented package that gives readers the content of three important references by one of today's most influential design writers. This is a master class in the principles and practical fundamentals of design that will appeal to a broad audience of graphic artists and designers.

The Designer s Dictionary of Color

The Designer s Dictionary of Color
Author: Sean Adams
Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Abrams
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781683350026
Language: en
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A guide to the cultural, historical, and social meanings of twenty-seven colors, plus examples of successful usage of each as well as options for palette variations. The Designer’s Dictionary of Color provides an in-depth look at twenty-seven colors key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette variations. Chapters detail each color’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian—whether the turquoise on a Reid Miles album cover or the avocado paint job on a 1970s Dodge station wagon. A practical and inspirational resource for designers and students alike, The Designer’s Dictionary of Color opens up the world of color for all those who seek to harness its incredible power.

Design Typography Etc

Design  Typography Etc
Author: Damien Gautier,Claire Gautier
Release: 2017-10
Editor: Verlag Niggli AG
Pages: 272
ISBN: 372120977X
Language: en
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Why does a newspaper look different than a magazine or a book? What effect does using a certain typeface or a specific grid have? And why do some layouts just seem right, and others seem simply wrong? This handbook aims to convey the essential principles that will enable the reader to acquire the skills necessary to be independently creative in the field of graphic design. Richly illustrated with numerous examples from around the world, this volume addresses the most important aspects of good book, poster and advert design, offering guidance on everything from the correct use of colors and fonts through to column width and line spacing. Sketches and clarifying text serve to explain technical terms that are indispensable to understanding the interface of designing and producing print media.

Design Evolution

Design Evolution
Author: Tim Samara
Release: 2008-01-01
Editor: Rockport Publishers
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781616736477
Language: en
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DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Presents diverse, international, in-depth case studies. While there are many books showcasing graphic design work, few present in-depth projects, exploring concept, designerÆs strategy, visual problem-solving, and specifics, illustrating the concrete use of design principles to achieve intended communication goals. As a result, readers are often left with only a surface understanding of how a project might have evolved or how the visual aspects of its design are brought together to convey its intended message. The case studies in Design Evolution comprehensively demonstrate the real-world application of visual principles discussed in a more formal, educational context. Readers will understand how the principles for image, layout, type, and color explored in volume 1, Design Elements, work in combination, to execute the overall solutions showcased in this volume. The depth and range of content presented in these case studies distinguishes this book from all others in the design showcase genre -- offering readers a chance to not only be inspired by the quality and innovation of showcased projects, but to understand how they were realized.

Designing Interfaces

Designing Interfaces
Author: Jenifer Tidwell
Release: 2005-11-21
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780596008031
Language: en
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DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Provides information on designing easy-to-use interfaces.