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Meggs' History of Graphic Design

Meggs' History of Graphic Design Description:

Now in its Fourth Edition this unrivaled seminal work continues its long tradition of providing balanced insight and thorough historical background Under the new authorial leadership of Alston Purvis this authoritative book offers more than new images along with expansive coverage of such topics as Italian Russian and Dutch design It reveals a saga of creative innovators breakthrough technologies and important design innovations

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

Six Chapters in Design: Saul Bass, Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Ikko Tanaka, Henryk Tomaszewski

Six Chapters in Design: Saul Bass, Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Ikko Tanaka, Henryk Tomaszewski Description:

Stylish and concise this volume presents the work of six venerable names in modern design history Featuring more than three hundred examples of their best work yet still eminently portable i Six Chapters in Design i is a charming model of economy Each chapter begins with an essay by a fellow designer or poet or in the case of Saul Bass director Martin Scorsese and closes with a biographical profile Esteemed by designers around the world these are the artists who created the identities of Warner AT amp T IBM ABC UPS and Westinghouse film titles for i The Shining i and i Cape Fear i posters advertisements and memorable images of every sort Their work nearly omnipresent in everyday life has influenced an entire culture This dynamic compendium is a smart resource for designers and artists working in any medium

Rating: 3.31 out of 5

Texts on Type: Critical Writings on Typography

Texts on Type: Critical Writings on Typography Description:

Students and teachers of graphic design will enrich their understanding of th century type design and typography with this unique anthology Contained in this volume are more than important known and rare texts by critics historians and type designers about the history aesthetics and practice of type design and typography An invaluable addition to any school course on type theory and practice the book contains heretofore unprinted essays by major type masters including W A Dwiggins Hermann Zapf and Paul Rand as well as critical analyses of vintage and contemporary type and type design A supplement to the successful i Looking Closer i series the book specifically pinpoints those texts that will increase the common knowledge of typographic history and criticism

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

Type and Image: The Language of Graphic Design

Type and Image: The Language of Graphic Design Description:

This illustrated guide for professional designers and students is filled with successful graphic designs using type and image revealing the very essence of graphic design The elements that combine to form a design signs symbols words pictures and supporting forms are analyzed and explained How graphics function as language and the innovative ways that designers combine words and pictures are discussed After defining design as a problem solving process a model for this process is developed and illustrated by actual case histories While most material about form and meaning in design have a European origin this volume shows examples by many of America s outstanding graphic designers

Rating: 3.51 out of 5

Revival of the Fittest: Digital Versions of Classical Typefaces

Revival of the Fittest: Digital Versions of Classical Typefaces Description:

New technology has dramatically upgraded the appearance and encouraged the proliferation of many contemporary versions of the great classic typefaces This volume from the publishers of Print magazine explores the phenomenon creating a surge of interest in these revivals Illustrated with digital versions of Bodoni Caslon Baskerville and others these faces are contrasted with their mechanical originals in settings for magazines books ads and Web sites Also included are interviews with leading typeface revivalists such as Jonathan Hoefler Tobias Frere Jones and Matthew Carter who comment on the appeal of their versions of these faces as well as type designers such as Johnathan Barnbrook who have been influenced by the classics in developing exciting original creations With innovative applications of the featured faces the book seeks to demonstrate that classic means cutting edge in the digital age

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

Typographic Specimens: The Great Typefaces

Typographic Specimens: The Great Typefaces Description:

Specimens of of the finest type families in the world are brought together in i Typographic Specimens The Great Typefaces i making it an invaluable reference tool for graphic designers editors art directors production managers desktop publishers and students Each type family is shown in display and text specimens with complete fonts including italic and bold variations extended families such as Futura and Univers include additional type weights and widths Each type family s section opens with a full page experimental design created by an outstanding graphic designer to demonstrate its potential The specimens are accompanied by a concise discussion of each type family s origins charactertistics and usage Typographic specimens provide an opportunity to study typefaces to select and plan typography and to increase one s knowledge of letterforms Drawing and tracing specimens remain excellent ways to understand type and create logos and other typographic designs Study of specimens aids in the selection of fonts to be purchased for the font library Typographic specimens introduce unfamiliar typefaces in printed form and aid in the development of connoisseurship Comparative analysis of similar faces in printed form becomes possible Over one hundred prominent designers and design educators were sent a ballot listing all major typefaces and were asked to vote for the type families that best fulfilled their personal criteria for typographic excellence The typefaces contained in this book represent the results of this poll providing a compendium of excellent typefaces that have stood the test of time i Typographic Specimens The Great Typefaces i will provide information inspiration and a keener knowledge of typography br br Akzidenz Grotesk br American Typewriter br Baskerville br Bembo br Bodoni br Bookman br Caledonia br Caslon br Centaur br Century Schoolbook br Cheltenham br Clarendon br Didot br Folio br Franklin Gothic br Frutiger br Futura br Galliard br Gill Sans br Garamond br Goudy Old Style br Helvetica br Janson br Kabel br News Gothic br Optima br Palatino br Perpetua br Plantin br Sabon br Serifa br Stone Sans br Stone Serif br Stymie br Times New Roman br Trump Mediaeval br Univers br Zapf Book

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Meggs' History of Graphic Design, 5e Interactive Resource Center Access Card

Meggs' History of Graphic Design, 5e Interactive Resource Center Access Card Description:

i The Interactive Resource Center i is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course The online i Interactive Resource Center i contains resources tied to the book such as br br b Interactive Resources b br Flashcards featuring images from book for image identification self study br Self test assessment by chapter br Image Gallery featuring key designers and their work br br b Downloadable Resources b br Indices of key terms and people br br b Winner of the First Ever QED Quality Excellence Design award by Digital Book World b br br With more than high quality images throughout many new or newly updated i Meggs History of Graphic Design Fifth Edition i provides a wealth of visual markers for inspiration and emulation For professionals students and everyone who works with or loves the world of graphic design this landmark text will quickly become an invaluable guide that they will turn to again and again

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Tomas Gonda: A Life in Design: An Exhibition Organized by the Anderson Gallery

Tomas Gonda: A Life in Design: An Exhibition Organized by the Anderson Gallery Description:

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Rating: 3.26 out of 5

The History of Graphic Design: WITH Becoming a Graphic Designer - A Guide to Careers in Design

The History of Graphic Design: WITH Becoming a Graphic Designer - A Guide to Careers in Design Description:

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Rating: 3.68 out of 5