Graphic design school : a foundation course in the principles and practices of graphic design.

by Dabner, DavidLooking glass.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2004.Edition: Third edition.Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 22cm.ISBN: 0471686832.Subject(s): Graphic artsLooking glassNote: Previous ed.: 1997.Note: Includes index and biliography.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A carefully structured self-teaching guide, this completely updated edition of Graphic Design School provides current information on computer-aided design and the use of software applications in all aspects of design, including the creation of successful corporate logos, advertisements, and magazine design solutions.

Previous ed.: 1997.

Includes index and biliography.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 6)
  • Section 1 The Language of Design (p. 8)
  • Module 1 Fundamentals
  • Form and Space (p. 10)
  • Negative and Positive Space (p. 12)
  • Composition (p. 14)
  • Basic Principles of Layout (p. 16)
  • Exploratory Drawing (p. 20)
  • Photography Basics (p. 22)
  • Module 2 Color
  • Color Definitions (p. 26)
  • Color Differences and Legibility (p. 30)
  • Color Associations (p. 32)
  • Color Contrast and Harmony (p. 36)
  • Color in Information Design (p. 38)
  • Module 3 Introduction to Typography
  • The Anatomy of Type (p. 40)
  • Spacing (p. 44)
  • Type Size (p. 48)
  • Module 4 Exploring Ideas
  • Scrapbooks and Mood Boards (p. 52)
  • Visualizing Ideas (p. 56)
  • Module 5 Studio Tools and Skills
  • Cutting and Creasing (p. 58)
  • Design Publishing Software (p. 60)
  • Page-layout Programs (p. 62)
  • Digital Photography (p. 64)
  • Scanning (p. 66)
  • Image Manipulation (p. 68)
  • Computer Illustration (p. 70)
  • Web-design Software (p. 72)
  • Animation Software (p. 74)
  • Section 2 Principles and Techniques (p. 78)
  • Module 6 Typography
  • Understanding and Selecting Typefaces (p. 80)
  • Readability and Legibility (p. 84)
  • Typographic Rules and Ornaments (p. 86)
  • Emphasis and Hierarchy (p. 88)
  • Illustrative Typography (p. 92)
  • Shaped Text (p. 96)
  • Module 7 Layout
  • Size and Format (p. 98)
  • Grids and Margins (p. 100)
  • Styles of Layout (p. 102)
  • Pace and Contrast (p. 106)
  • Module 8 From Concept to Visual
  • Research and Early Concepts (p. 110)
  • Organizing Thoughts (p. 112)
  • Sourcing Images (p. 116)
  • Coordinated Designs (p. 118)
  • Photography or Illustration? (p. 122)
  • Module 9 Production Issues
  • Print Media (p. 126)
  • Correcting Color Proofs (p. 130)
  • Electronic Production (p. 132)
  • Section 3 Commercial Practice (p. 134)
  • Module 10 Editorial Design
  • Seminar: Professional Pointers (p. 136)
  • Periodicals (p. 138)
  • Books (p. 144)
  • Module 11 Advertising
  • Seminar: Professional Pointers (p. 148)
  • The Business of Advertising (p. 149)
  • Module 12 Corporate Design
  • Seminar: Professional Pointers (p. 158)
  • The Business of Corporate Design (p. 160)
  • Module 13 Web Design
  • Seminar: Professional Pointers (p. 166)
  • Planning a Website (p. 168)
  • Module 14 Packaging Design
  • Seminar: Professional Pointers (p. 174)
  • Developing Brands (p. 176)
  • Resources (p. 182)
  • Glossary (p. 184)
  • Bibliography (p. 187)
  • Index (p. 188)
  • Credits (p. 192)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

After Working in the print and design industry for several years as a typographer, Dave Dabner returned to academic life as a lecturer in design. He teaches at the renowned London College of Printing and is Course Director of the Higher National Diploma in Typographic Design. He is the author of How to Understand and Use Design and Layout.

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