- BookLibrary - Graphics & Design BookLibrary 2014-04-19 01:51:51 BookLibrary Graphic Design Thinking (Design Briefs) Authors: Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Cole Phillips
ISBN: 1568989792
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 2012-04-25 05:55:28
Language: English
Price: 14.16

Product Description
Creativity is more than an inborn talent; it is a hard-earned skill, and like any other skill, it improves with practice. Graphic Design Thinking: How to Define Problems, Get Ideas, and Create Form explores a variety of informal techniques ranging from quick, seat-of-the-pants approaches to more formal research methods for stimulating fresh thinking, and ultimately arriving at compelling and viable solutions. In the style with which author Ellen has come to been known hands-on, up-close approach to instructional design writing brainstorming techniques are grouped around the three basic phases of the design process: defining the problem, inventing ideas, and creating form. Creative research methods include focus groups, interviewing, brand mapping, and co-design. Each method is explained with a brief narrative text followed by a variety of visual demonstrations and case studies. Also included are discussions with leading professionals, including Art Chantry, Ivan Chermayeff, Jessica Helfand, Steven Heller, Abott Miller, Christoph Niemann, Paula Scher, and Martin Venezky, about how they get ideas and what they do when the well runs dry. The book is directed at working designers, design students, and anyone who wants to apply inventive thought patterns to everyday creative challenges.

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2012-04-25 05:55:28
Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design Authors: Bryony Gomez-Palacio, Armin Vit
ISBN: 1592537421
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication date: 2012-04-25 05:54:57
Language: English
Price: 19.10

Product Description
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: "principles" defines the basic foundation of what constitutes graphic design; "knowledge" explores the most influential sources through which we learn about graphic design; "representatives" gathers the most prominent designers who have steered the course of graphic design in one way or another; and "practice" highlights some of the most iconic work produced that serve as examples of best practices and illustrate its potential lasting legacy.

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2012-04-25 05:54:57
Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities Authors: David Airey
ISBN: 0321660765
Publisher: New Riders Press
Publication date: 2012-04-25 05:54:31
Language: English
Price: 21.99

Product Description
There are a lot of books out there that show collections of logos. But David Airey’s “Logo Design Love” is something different: it’s a guide for designers (and clients) who want to understand what this mysterious business is all about. Written in reader-friendly, concise language, with a minimum of designer jargon, Airey gives a surprisingly clear explanation of the process, using a wide assortment of real-life examples to support his points. Anyone involved in creating visual identities, or wanting to learn how to go about it, will find this book invaluable. - Tom Geismar, Chermayeff & Geismar

In Logo Design Love, Irish graphic designer David Airey brings the best parts of his wildly popular blog of the same name to the printed page. Just as in the blog, David fills each page of this simple, modern-looking book with gorgeous logos and real world anecdotes that illustrate best practices for designing brand identity systems that last.
David not only shares his experiences working with clients, including sketches and final results of his successful designs, but uses the work of many well-known designers to explain why well-crafted brand identity systems are important, how to create iconic logos, and how to best work with clients to achieve success as a designer. Contributors include Gerard Huerta, who designed the logos for Time magazine and Waldenbooks; Lindon Leader, who created the current FedEx brand identity system as well as the CIGNA logo; and many more.
Readers will learn:
  • Why one logo is more effective than another
  • How to create their own iconic designs
  • What sets some designers above the rest
  • Best practices for working with clients
  • 25 practical design tips for creating logos that last

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2012-04-25 05:54:31
Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills Authors: David Sherwin
ISBN: 1600617972
Publisher: How
Publication date: 2012-04-25 05:53:54
Language: English
Price: 14.99

Product Description
Have you ever struggled to complete a design project on time? Or felt that having a tight deadline stifled your capacity for maximum creativity? If so, then this book is for you.

Within Creative Workshop, you'll find 80 creative challenges that will help you achieve a breadth of stronger design solutions, in various media, within any set time period. Exercises range from creating a typeface in an hour to designing a paper robot in an afternoon to designing web pages and other interactive experiences. Each exercise includes compelling visual solutions from other designers and background stories to help you increase your capacity to innovate.

This book also includes useful brainstorming techniques and wisdom from some of today's top designers. By road-testing these techniques as you attempt each challenge, you'll find new and more effective ways to solve tough design problems and bring your solutions to vibrant life.

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2012-04-25 05:53:54
Graphics Essentials for Small Offices Authors: David Loeff
ISBN: 1461052130
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: 2012-04-24 12:20:19
Language: English
Price: 8.93

Product Description
Those employed by small organizations are often required to wear many hats – and some fit better than others. Graphics may be one of those ill-fitting hats. If it is, this handbook will help you decide which tasks to take on, and which to outsource. You’ll learn the advantages and disadvantages of digital and traditional printing. You’ll also learn how to plan your marketing budget, cut printing costs, and avoid costly mistakes.

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2012-04-24 12:20:19