The Fundamentals of Creative Design / Edition 2

The Fundamentals of Creative Design / Edition 2

by Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris
     
 

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ISBN-10: 2940411611

ISBN-13: 9782940411610

Pub. Date: 09/01/2011

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic


The Fundamentals of Creative Design (second edition) is an update to the popular first edition of the same name, in which Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris introduce students to the various aspects of the graphic design. This volume provides a fresh introduction to the key elements of the discipline and looks at the following topics: design thinking, format

Overview


The Fundamentals of Creative Design (second edition) is an update to the popular first edition of the same name, in which Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris introduce students to the various aspects of the graphic design. This volume provides a fresh introduction to the key elements of the discipline and looks at the following topics: design thinking, format, layout, grids, typography, colour, image and print and finish. This updated edition includes new and revised content and images, giving the volume a more contemporary feel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782940411610
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Fundamentals Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
432,507
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction. Format: choosing a paper size; ISO and American paper sizes; standard web sizes; film and moving image; file formats; exercise: format/proportion. Layout and grids: why use a grid?; the perimeter; juxtaposition; pace and hierarchy; the Golden Section and Fibonacci numbers; baseline grid; exercise: active and passive/looking closer. Typography: type; anatomy of a typeface; describing type; classification systems; extended type families; typographic colour; type generation; vertical and horizontal spacing; type personality; special characters and ligatures; Frutiger's grid; type detailing; typographic themes; exercise: type classification/type in the environment. Image: image meaning; image types; altering images; type as image; layers; exercise: juxtaposition/symbols and icons. Colour: understanding colour; basic terminology; specials or spot colours; colour combinations; colouring images; colour as branding; exercise: emotional swings / colour combinations. Print finishing: paper types; paper engineering; lithography and CTP; four-colour tints; fore-edge printing; screen-printing; letterpress; hot metal type; varnishes; physical finishing; folding, throwouts and gatefolds; binding; exercise: printed ephemera / woodblock composition. Glossary. Index. Contacts and credits. Working with ethics.

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