I Don't Know Where I Am Going, but I Want to Be There
The Expanding Field of Graphic Design 1900-2020
Hardcover ISBN: 9063692579
I don't know where I am going, but I want to be there outlines the visual production of today with historical counterparts that connect breakthrough insights and methods of working with the current visual works of the forerunners of graphic design.
Full of Character(s)
Paperback ISBN: 8492810351
This outstandingly illustrated volume presents an unsurpassed collection of the most original and new characters from designers all around the world. A visual celebration of design, process, and imagination, this book is organized into three main sections: a showcase of characters grouped by color identifying the particular technique used to create them, interviews with the designers, and the design processes involved in the development of each character.
The End of Print
The Grafik Design of David Carson
Paperback ISBN: 0811830241
People are rarely neutral toward the work of graphic designer David Carson; it vibrates off the page, sometimes deliberately obscuring the text that goes with it, and (for better or worse) it's had a profound influence on design in the US and elsewhere. A revised edition of the former pro surfer's 1
The Designer's Guide to Color Combinations
500+ Historic and Modern Color Formulas in Cmyk
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0891348573
If you're from the I don't know zip about color - but I know what I like" school of color theory, this book's for you. You won't find color wheels or lectures on color harmony here . . . just 500+ tried-and-true color combinations derived from actual design work - posters, packages, even giftware - created over the past century by designers, artists and color experts. You'll find historical color combinations from the Victorian period, Art Deco era, Far-out Sixties, Rave craze - plus current color combinations, such as limited color, "bad color" and much more. Even if you don't know what you're looking for, you'll know it when you see it here. It's not just what colors you use, but how you use them. That's why the color combinations in this book are arranged in simple, sample layouts rather than pages of out-of-context swatches. Complete with color formulas in CMYK, these layouts show you which colors work for backgrounds, borders, type, outlines, panels and small text, so you can easily adapt them to your designs. "
Secrets of Good Design for Artists, Artisans and Crafters
Paperback ISBN: 0486480410
Practical and aesthetically pleasing, this meditation on the constituents of good design considers all manner of construction, form, and ornamentation. It answers many questions about design choices, from basic to specific, with clear, condensed, and practical directions. Its appeal lies chiefly in the integrity of its own design, consisting of hand-lettered text and pleasingly styled and proportioned illustrations.
Geometry of Design
Studies in Proportion and Composition
Paperback ISBN: 1568982496
At last, a mathematical explanation of how art works presented in a manner we can all understand. Kimberly Elam takes the reader on a geometrical journey, lending insight and coherence to the design process by exploring the visual relationships that have foundations in mathematics as well as the essential qualities of life. Geometry of Design-the first book in our new Design Briefs Series-takes a close look at a broad range of twentieth-century examples of design, architecture, and illustration (from the Barcelona chair to the Musica Viva poster, from the Braun handblender to the Conico kettle), revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions. Explanations and techniques of visual analysis make the inherent mathematical relationships evident and a must-have for anyone involved in graphic arts. The book focuses not only on the classic systems of proportioning, such as the golden section and root rectangles, but also on less well known proportioning systems such as the Fibonacci Series. Through detailed diagrams these geometric systems are brought to life giving an effective insight into the design process.
A Century of Thai Graphic Design
Hardcover ISBN: 9748225429
Featuring over 5,500 items ranging from the mid-19th century to the 1960s, A Century of Thai Graphic Design examines the changes in everyday Thai life and culture by studying its printed material. The first printing machines were introduced into Thailand by missionaries in the 17th century, but printing in general did not really take off until the 1830s, during the reign of King Rama III. Since that time, Thailand has developed a rich library of graphic images using an alphabet unique to the language. A Century of Thai Graphic Design examines the many facets of Thai graphics, from early newspapers and funeral books, to political propaganda, film posters, children's cartoon books, labels and advertisements for household products. With the help of the foremost collectors in each particular field, Anake Nawigamune has assembled a collection of words and imagery which provides a visual history that will fascinate designers, historians and all those interested in Thai culture and society.
Dare to Repair
A Do-it-herself Guide to Fixing Almost Anything in the Home
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0060959843
Detailed step-by-step instructions and more than three hundred illustrations take busy women through seventy-five simple, do-it-yourself home repairs, from unclogging a toilet to installing a window guard, providing essential background information, safety tips, lists of necessary tools and materials, and how-to advice. Original.