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Welcome! In this library guide, you will find selected/suggested resources about graphic design and the history of graphic design. These resources were chosen carefully by your subject librarian and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with her.
Graphic Design, Referenced by Armin Vit; Bryony Gomez Palacio
Publication Date: 2009-07-01
Graphic Design, Referenced is a visual and informational guide to the most commonly referenced terms, historical moments, landmark projects, and influential practitioners in the field of graphic design. With more than 2,000 design projects illustrating more than 400 entries, it provides an intense overview of the varied elements that make up the graphic design profession through a unique set of chapters.
Graphic Design and Architecture, a 20th Century History by Richard Poulin
Publication Date: 2012-11-01
This innovative volume is the first to provide the design student, practitioner, and educator with an invaluable comprehensive reference of visual and narrative material that illustrates and evaluates the unique and important history surrounding graphic design and architecture.
Graphic Design Thinking by Jennifer Cole Phillips; Ellen Lupton
Publication Date: 2011-07-27
Legendary designer Ellen Lupton demystifies the creative process in another essential graphic design book. Graphic Design Thinking explores a variety of techniques to stimulate fresh thinking to arrive at compelling and viable solutions.
Graphic Design Theory by Helen Armstrong (Editor); Ellen Lupton (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2012-08-10
Graphic Design Theory: Readings from the Field has the potential to be a popular academic text. It has all the requisite celebrity essayists and keeps everything short (running to just 145 pages). And above all, it makes a simple plot out of some damn serious hardcore graphic design readings.
Graphic Design Process by Nancy Skolos; Thomas Wedell
Publication Date: 2012-09-12
The process of creating graphic design cannot be easily defined: each designer has their own way of seeing the world and approaching their work. Graphic Design Process features a series of in-depth case studies exploring a range of both universal and unique design methods. Chapters investigate typical creative strategies, examining the work of 23 graphic designers from around the world. Work featured includes projects by Philippe Apeloig, Michael Bierut, Ed Fella, James Goggin, Anette Lenz, Johnson Banks, Me Company, Graphic Thought Facility, Ahn Sang-Soo, and Ralph Schraivogel. This book is aimed at students and educators, as well as practicing designers interested in the working methodologies of their peers.
The Graphic Design Reference and Specification Book by Poppy Evans; Aaris Sherin; Irina Lee
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book should always be next to a designer's computer. Completely practical with only the most needed information, this valuable book provides designers with all the little details that can make or break a design, such as how much space to leave in the gutter when designing barrel folds, how to layout a template for a box, and the ratios of each part, as well as metric conversion charts, standard envelope sizes in the USA, Europe, Canada and Asia, and much more. This hardworking handbook is compact and accessible and is a must-have for any graphic designer.
The Graphic Design Idea Book by Steven Heller; Gail Anderson
Publication Date: 2016-05-10
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 form, narrative, color, type and image, ornament, simplicity, and wit and humour.
The Moderns by Steven Heller; Greg D'Onofrio
Publication Date: 2017-09-19
In The Moderns, we meet the men and women who invented and shaped Midcentury Modern graphic design in America. The book is made up of generously illustrated profiles, many based on interviews, of more than 60 designers whose magazine, book, and record covers; advertisements and package designs; posters; and other projects created the visual aesthetics of postwar modernity.
The Language of Graphic Design by Richard Poulin
Publication Date: 2011-04-01
For anyone trying to communicate in a new language, one has to first gain a complete understanding of its fundamentals; the ABC's of that language definitions, functions, and usage. 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 graphic design, what they are, why they are important, and how to use them effectively.
Drawing for Graphic Design by Timothy Samara
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
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.
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