Graphic design : a user's manual / written and designed, Adrian Shaughnessy ; foreword, Michael Bierut.

by Shaughnessy, Adrian [author.]Looking glass; Bierut, Michael [writer of foreword.]Looking glass.

Published: London, England : Laurence King Publishing, 2009Description: 319 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781856695916; 1856695913.Subject(s): Graphic arts -- 21st century | Graphic arts -- Handbooks, manuals, etcLooking glassNote: Title and statement of responsibility from cover.Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book offers students, novice designers, and battle-toughened professionals alike an insider's guide to the complexities of current graphic design practice and thinking.

It contains all you need to know to survive and prosper in the complex, ever-shifting world of graphic design. Set out in A-Z style and written in a realistic, conversational, and insightful way, the book provides advice on the fundamental topics and issues that face designers in their daily lives. It looks at everything from kerning to presenting, from budgeting to dealing with rejection, from annual reports to interface design.

Adrian Shaughnessy, author of the best-selling How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul , is himself a successful designer, and brings a wealth of experience to this very useful and entertaining book.

Title and statement of responsibility from cover.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Adrian Shaughnessy is a designer and writer. He co-founded the design company Intro and, since leaving in 2003, has worked as a consultant to various design studios and clients. He has lectured extensively on design and hosts the radio show "Graphic Design On The Radio".

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