Presents details that can make or break a design, such as how much space to leave in the gutter when designing barrel folds, how to layout a template for a box and the ratios of each part, metric conversion charts, and standard envelope sizes in the USA, Europe, Canada and Asia.
Digital versions of classic type faces are compared to their metal-type originals and presented through imaginative applications in magazines, ads, books, and posters by outstanding contemporary graphic designers.
Addresses the concerns of young designers who want to earn a living by doing expressive and meaningful work, and who want to avoid becoming hired drones working on soulless projects. Written by a designer for designers, it combines practical advice with philosophical guidance to help young professionals embark on their careers.
In honest and revealing interviews, nineteen designers, including Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Beirut, David Carson, and Milton Glaser, share their approaches, processes, opinions, and thoughts about their work with noted brand designer Debbie Millman.
Combines real science and research with practical examples to deliver a guide every designer needs. With it you'll be able to design more intuitive and engaging work for print, websites, applications, and products that matches the way people think, work, and play.
Showcases a selection of portfolios that represent both the most common approaches as well as some offbeat executions. Explains how to cohesively, succinctly and creatively showcase work through an accessible, effective, and creative portfolio.
Forty critical essays by leading writers, along with an interview with Louis Danziger, explore and define the unique developments, personages, and events that shaped the course of graphic design from its earliest beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century.
By tracing the roots and development of style, aims to show how graphic design has interacted with the material culture, how it has served both as an adjunct to and as the vanguard in the development of broader period styles.
User experience (UX) design is the discipline of creating a useful and usable Web site or application—one that’s easily navigated and meets the needs of both the site owner and its users. This book describes how to integrate UX principles into a project from start to finish.
Learn the "WHYs" of page layout, typography, infographics, color and more from award-winning designer Jan V. White. Eight of his classic books are now downloadable; they may be older, but these principles do not change with time.