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Designing the Editorial Experience

Designing the Editorial Experience

By: Sue Apfelbaum; Juliette Cezzar

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 30-APR-2014

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In a world of media that seems to be ever-changing, how do we define a newspaper, magazine or journal? Are we drinking our morning coffee on a Sunday as we sit down and read our newstablet? Look around any doctor’s office waiting room and you will find two people reading the same magazine, one holding the paper version, another on their phone. ...

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Drawing Type

Drawing Type

By: Alex Fowkes

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

Insert Date: 16-APR-2014

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Part inspiration and part workbook, the images of hand-drawn type will inspire and excite any designer to draw and explore type. Drawing Type features real-world projects and sketchbooks of well-known type designers, including interviews about their processes. ...

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48th Publication Design Annual

48th Publication Design Annual

By: Society of Publication Designers

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 15-APR-2014

Insert Date: 11-APR-2014

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The Society of Publication Designers' (SPD) annual competition seeks the very best in editorial design work. Judged by a worldwide panel of top designers, the 48th edition of Rockport's best-selling SPD annuals celebrates the journalists, editorial directors, photographers, and other talented individuals who brought events of the year 2013 to our doorsteps and computer screens. Stunning full-page layouts present everything from products to people, and objects to events, in ways that make each palpable and unforgettable. You’ll find featured work published in a wide range of mediums and...

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Design Elements, 2nd Edition

Design Elements, 2nd Edition

By: Timothy Samara

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

Insert Date: 03-APR-2014

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This updated version of Rockport’s bestselling Design Elements offers expanded and updated content in a new, cleaner format for easier navigation. Author Timothy Samara has added more than 50 new diagrams and more than 100 new images of real-world projects with an increased emphasis on web and environmental design projects. The 20 Rules for Good Design has been revisited and expanded to 25 Rules. The book covers all the design fundamentals from working with grids, color application, typography, imagery and how to put it all together. ...

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The Language of Fashion Design

The Language of Fashion Design

By: Laura Volpintesta

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 03-APR-2014

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Learning a new discipline is similar to learning a new language; in order to master the foundation of fashion design, you must first master the basic building blocks of its language the definitions, function, and usage. The Language of Fashion Design provides students and fashion designers with the basic elements of fashion design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters. This visual reference includes an introductory, historical view of the elements, as well as an overview of how these elements can and have been used across multiple design disciplines. ...

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Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Color Works

Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Color Works

By: Eddie Opara; John Cantwell

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 27-FEB-2014

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This is the go to guide for designers as it outlines and details the essential color design skills needed to create successful, meaningful, and aesthetically compelling designs. Along with hands-on projects, it offers unique insights into strategy and business when working in the real world with real clients. Color Works starts with basic information on color practices and fundamentals, and then delves more deeply into theory and application on a project-by-project basis. Illustrated with real-world projects and case studies, this book offers a behind-the-scenes take on the design process...

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Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging

Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging

By: Grip

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 27-FEB-2014

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Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging, takes you through the entire packaging process from strategy and concept development, through choosing the right materials, naming systems, studying the competition, surveying the shelf landscape and more. Gain strategic insights on all aspects of package design. From starting with a blank slate all the way up to a finished product, this informative guide to all-things-packaging covers the steps of implementation of packaging design, utilizing a variety of case studies and examples, including practical real-world information about client and...

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The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book

The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book

By: Poppy Evans; Aaris Sherin; Irina Lee

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 09-JAN-2013

Insert Date: 18-FEB-2014

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The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book should always be next to a designer’s computer. Completely practical with only the most needed information, this valuable book provides designers with all the little 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, as well as metric conversion charts, standard envelope sizes in the USA, Europe, Canada and Asia, and much more. This hardworking handbook is compact and accessible and is a must-have for any graphic...

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The Industrial Design Reference & Specification Book

The Industrial Design Reference & Specification Book

By: Dan Cuffaro; Isaac Zaksenberg

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 10-JAN-2013

Insert Date: 18-FEB-2014

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To make designs that work and endure (and are also legal), designers need to know or be able to find an endless number of details. Whether it’s what kind of glue needs to be used on a certain surface, metric equivalents, thread sizes, or how to apply for a patent, these details are essential and must be readily available so designers can create successful products efficiently. ...

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The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book

The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book

By: Jay Calderin; Laura Volpintesta

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 04-FEB-2014

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An essential primer for students and first-stop reference for professionals, The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book takes the fashion designer through the entire design process, from conceiving a garment to marketing it. This valuable handbook contains the information and ideas essential to planning and executing fashion projects of every scale and distills them in an easy-to-use format that is compact enough to slip into a tote. Linking six central phases in the cycle of fashion research, editing, design, construction, connection, and evolution The Fashion Design Reference &...

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Digital Design Essentials

Digital Design Essentials

By: Rajesh Lal

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 02-FEB-2014

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Digital Design Essentials takes a practical, highly accessible approach to creating graphical user interface designs for desktop, mobile, and touch screen devices. Written by an expert in the realm of digital design, this comprehensive, step-by-step guide demonstrates how to apply design principles in a variety of desktops, web pages, mobile devices and other touchscreens. Filled with straight forward strategies in a visual format, it’s an essential volume for any designer working in the digital realm. ...

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Paper and Ink Workshop

Paper and Ink Workshop

By: John Foster

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 03-JAN-2014

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Go behind the scenes in the creation of incredible pieces of design and art with Paper and Ink Workshop. This book discusses silkscreen, letterpress, and woodblock printing, and explains the techniques needed to produce the final prints. You will not only be amazed and inspired, but also able to quickly take the knowledge learned and apply it to your own work and projects. ...

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Design for Information

Design for Information

By: Isabel Meirelles

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 06-DEC-2013

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The visualization process doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it is grounded in principles and methodologies of design, cognition, perception, and human-computer-interaction that are combined to one’s personal knowledge and creative experiences. ...

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Interactive Design: An Introduction to the Theory and Application of User-centered Design

Interactive Design: An Introduction to the Theory and Application of User-centered Design

By: Andy Pratt; Jason Nunes

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 20-OCT-2012

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User experience design is one of the fastest-growing specialties in graphic design. Smart companies realize that the most successful products are designed to meet the needs and goals of real people the users. This means putting the user at the center of the design process.This innovative, comprehensive book examines the user-centered design process from the perspective of a designer. With rich imagery, Interactive Design introduces the different UX players, outlines the user-centered design process from user research to user testing, and explains through various examples how user-centered...

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Design: Type: A Seductive Collection of Alluring Type Designs

Design: Type: A Seductive Collection of Alluring Type Designs

By: Paul Burgess; Tony Seddon

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2012

Insert Date: 15-SEP-2012

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Featuring a curated collection of about 500 exquisite designs, along with essays from top designers about the essence and importance of good typography in design, Design: Type is an insightful resource filled with mini-workshops that dissect several featured projects and highlight the effectiveness of the type treatments. The first in a new series, this informative sourcebook offers the best of typography in practice and is an essential resource for students and professionals alike. ...

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The Graphic Designer’s Electronic-Media Manual: How to Apply Visual Design Principles to Engage Users on Desktop, Tablet, and Mobile Websites

The Graphic Designer’s Electronic-Media Manual: How to Apply Visual Design Principles to Engage Users on Desktop, Tablet, and Mobile Websites

By: Jason Tselentis

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2012

Insert Date: 04-SEP-2012

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This comprehensive resource for graphic designers will help you merge traditional print design skills with new technology to create imaginative, informative, and useful online experiences for clients and ultimately the end users. ...

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The Best of Letterhead&Logo Design

The Best of Letterhead&Logo Design

By: Mine Design; Top Studio Design; Stoltz Design; Sayles Graphic Design

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2012

Insert Date: 06-JUN-2012

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The best-selling Letterhead and Logo Design now compiles the most creative and inspiring work in the field in a stunning collection featuring the best of the past four volumes. ...

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The Best of Business Card Design 9

The Best of Business Card Design 9

By: Rule29

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2012

Insert Date: 06-JUN-2012

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New in paperback, this innovative collection features the most current and best work by top designers worldwide. ...

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Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Applying Page Design Principles

Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Applying Page Design Principles

By: Amy Graver; Ben Jura

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2012

Insert Date: 06-JUN-2012

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This unique, go-to guide for designers fully details the essential layout and design skills needed to succeed in this competitive industry. ...

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Drawing for Graphic Design: Understanding Conceptual Principles and Practical Techniques to Create Unique, Effective Design Solutions

Drawing for Graphic Design: Understanding Conceptual Principles and Practical Techniques to Create Unique, Effective Design Solutions

By: Timothy Samara

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2012

Insert Date: 06-JUN-2012

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Here is a complete, comprehensive drawing reference for design students and professionals alike who want to implement drawing as a professional tool. ...