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Colour is fundamental to all design. It can be used to evoke a mood, to grab attention, to identify a product or to organise information. The appearance of a colour is always affected by adjacent colours, so choosing an appropriate colour combination is essential to attain the desired effect. 2000 Colour Palette Swatches is an invaluable tool for designers, architects, decorators and anyone involved in selecting, applying and specifying colour.
Can you really compare experimental three-dimensional typography - like lettering made of live moss or letter kites that fly messages in the sky - to the work of Gutenberg? If you ask Jeanette Abbink, Emily CM Anderson and the over 100 international designers and typographers featured in 3D Typography, the answer is a resounding yes.Having worked for prestigious media outlets as designers and art directors, Abbink and Anderson have compiled this book as a reaction to the fact that so much of today's typography is conceived via two-dimensional screens. Like Gutenberg and generations of typeface designers who worked with physically shaped and cast lead type, these artists return the literal heft to letters.
The best graphic design does more than capture attention and make the audience linger. It prolongs the encounter, compelling the reader not only to notice, but to remember. This book is about making graphics memorable by using witty thinking. It argues that ideas which happen in the mind, stay in the mind. Beryl McAlhone and David Stuart begin by explaining what wit is and how it works. They make the case for wit in graphic design, seeing humour as the shortest distance between two people.
This book focuses on the history and development of outdoor advertising since the beginning of the 19th century. The author examines the rise of commercial art, the development of advertising as a discipline and an industry and the role it plays in modern life, also making reference to examples of successful ad campaigns.
A comprehensive monograph on the legendary graphic designer's life and work.
This insightful book is the first to present a comprehensive survey of the Modernist movement as it emerged in America between 1920 and 1960 in various graphic media. It identifies and examines great works in advertising, information design, identity, magazine design, print, dimensional design, and posters that by mid-century had defined American graphic design. R. Roger Remington begins by discussing the emergence of Modernism and its major historical influences, including European avant-garde art movements, technology, geopolitical issues, popular culture, educational innovations such as the Bauhaus, architecture, industrial design, and photography. The heart of the book brings together the key works of mid-century Modernism, presenting them chronologically from the 1930s to the 1950s. The final section shows the impact of and reactions to these Modernist influences as graphic design in America matured into the 1960s and beyond. Handsomely designed and illustrated, American Modernism is destined to become a classic text in the study of design and visual culture.
Here are 141 designs and motifs in authentic full color from classic 19th century work by noted French historian - a visual vocabulary of Islamic decorative art.
Features 100 emerging graphic designers, as chosen by 10 respected figures in the field. This book, within, more than 1,500 images reveals the talents and trends of contemporary graphic design as it has evolved. Each of it's 100 four-page sections is devoted to the work of a single designer, and includes an essay written by the relevant curator.
Derived from a rare French publication of the 1920s, "Fantaisies Oceanographiques, "these beguiling images pulse with the flowing grace of aquatic life. Whether simply browsed for pleasure or used as inspiration for design or decorative projects, 30 full-color unbacked plates feature 56 abstract and figurative patterns in authentic Art Deco style.
Some of the most resplendent examples of the genre ever published, 157 remarkably rare illustrations range from large, full-page pieces to friezes and panels. Crisp black-and-white designs include hanging gardens, armor, figures, fruits, urns, and more.
This unusual collection of stencil designs showcases the sinuous elegance of Art Nouveau with 44 plates dating from the 1920s. Meticulously reproduced from a rare vintage publication, the vibrant patterns include borders, friezes, and festoons with exquisite images of children, animals, birds, rosettes, and heraldic designs.
A visual exploration of graphic design from Mumbai to Tokyo. It features the best advertising campaigns, posters, brand-design projects, corporate identity, package design, and editorial design coming out of Asia. It is suitable for the creative student or professional.
A revised and updated version of Aston Martin, a singular experience of the make of car that has high-class individuality and conservative reliability. A lavishly illustrated edition, making this an absolute must-have for every Aston Martin fan.
Bringing together the top awards from the 12 countries that represent the Art Directors Club of Europe, this book provides an archive of the best and most creative work being done in European advertising and design today. Award categories include print advertising and posters, television and cinema graphics, graphic design, packaging and promotion, and editorial, illustration and photography.
This book first tells the legendary history of the Bavarian automobile firm and goes back to its beginning, the traces of which are lost in the First World War. Following this, the new creations of the firm, like the Coupe E92 of the 3 Series, or the Hydrogen 7, are introduced along with the old models and accompanied by full-colour photography.
Celebrated printer and type designer Giambattista Bodoni set the standard for printing the alphabet with his "Manuale Tipografico" (1818). The two-volume set published posthumously in a limited edition of 250features 142 sets of roman and italic typefaces, a wide selection of borders, ornaments, symbols, and flowers, as well as Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Arabic, Phoenician, Armenian, Coptic, and Tibetan alphabets.
Features vital strategies for creating and maintaining brand identity. With case studies of projects from around the world, this book examines logos, imagery, and strategic applications involved in each branded project. It features over 150 brand identities from more than 20 countries, including the Obama '08 Election Campaign.
Nick Souter has spent his life in the creative business. He trained as a graphic designer and photographer before joining J. Walter Thompson as an art director, and then Leo Burnett as Creative Director of their London office. In 2005 he joined 6 Degrees Communications, where he promotes creativity in all walks of business life. Breakthrough Thinking is a software manual for your mind.
Broadcast design and television branding bear an important prominence in our world today. Audiovisual design, in terms of content and technology, is fast-paced: the TV landscape faces great changes in distribution channels and different content models. Those changes demand a strict strategic brand development, which should be suitable for the on-air designs as well as for a range of other media channels and merchandising. With Broadcast Design Bj