Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design

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New in Paperback! An inspired resource for creating excellent layouts

Layout Workbook is one of five volumes in Rockport's series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. In this edition, author Kristin Cullen tackles the often perplexing job of nailing down a layout that works.

More than a collection of great examples of layout, this book is an invaluable resource for students, designers, and creative professionals who seek design understanding and inspiration. The book illuminates the broad category of layout, communicating specifically what it takes to design with excellence. It also addresses the heart of design-the how and why of the creative process.

Cullen approaches layout with a series of step-by-step fundamental chapters (a "how-to" of layout) addressing topics such as The Function of Design, Inspiration, The Design Process, Intuition, Structure and Organization, The Interaction of Visual Elements, Typography, and Design Analysis. The book offers inspirational quotations and a unique, progressive design that truly reflects its content.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592533527
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 364,180
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristin Cullen teaches graphic design at the University of Cincinnati and has also taught at the University of Illinois and the Rhode Island School of Design. For years, she worked as a designer at award-winning Chicago design firms, where she created a wide range of communication materials. Kristin lives in Cincinnati, OH.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The function of design : communicating messages 10
Ch. 2 Inspiration : cultivating creativity 16
Ch. 3 The design process : understanding methodology 24
Ch. 4 Intuition : trusting the inner voice 42
Ch. 5 Structure+organization : building foundations 52
Ch. 6 The interaction of visual elements : establishing hierarchy 72
Ch. 7 Typography : shaping the page 88
Ch. 8 Design analysis : seeing the whole and its parts 116
Ch. 9 Profiles : looking closer 126
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