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Design Secrets
Catharine Fishel
1592531296
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Product packaging design offers designers the opportunity to work with an endless array of new methods and materials, which allows fresh and exciting ideas to come to life. However, designers are constantly being constrained by unimaginative briefs and tight budgets. Design Secrets: Packaging deconstructs 50 packaging projects and explores each project individually and in in-depth. Author Catharine Fishel traces the challenges and problems posed by the package and brings the reader inside the design process. Unlike other design books that show only the final package, this book shows everything from the earliest rough detail sketches through conceptualization and completion and everything else in between. Filled with inspiration and professional tips, this book is sure to be a resource that designers-and the clients and...


Forms, Folds, and Sizes : All the Details Graphic Designers Need to Know but Can Never Find

1592530540


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Book Description
Forms, Folds, and Sizes is a must-have book for every designer- amateur or professional. As the titleconveys, it includes details on all the things you can never find but need to know. No other book compiles as much critical information in one place.

About the Author
Poppy Evans is an award-winning writer and graphic designer who lives in Park Hills Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the former art director of Screen Printing and American Music Teacher magazines, and former managing editor of HOW magazine. Since shifting into design-related writing and editing in 1989, her writing achievements include eleven books and over 200 articles that have appeared in Print, HOW, Step Inside Design and other design trade magazines. Her most recent books include The Graphic...


The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Edward R. Tufte
0961392142
January 2001
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
A timeless classic in how complex information should be presented graphically. The Strunk & White of visual design. Should occupy a place of honor--within arm's reach--of everyone attempting to understand or depict numerical data graphically. The design of the book is an exemplar of the principles it espouses: elegant typography and layout, and seamless integration of lucid text and perfectly chosen graphical examples. Very Highly Recommended.

Datamation
One of the best books you will ever see.

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2006 Artists & Graphic Designers Market
Mary Cox
1582973962
October 2005
Paperback
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Terrence Brown, Director, Society of Illustrators
"Good marketing info was never more important. Here it is--concise, up to date, effective." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Steven R. Shchubert, National Executive Director, Graphic Artists Guild
"Single best source for finding key individuals who can and will commission your work." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Golf Courses of the World
Robert Sidorsky
0810958937
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An invitation to the ultimate golfing journey, this new addition to Abrams' highly successful 365 Days series takes the reader around the globe to visit 365 of the most sensational courses ever created. Stunning photographs by the world's leading golf photographers capture the spectacular scenery and signature views of each course, while informative texts discuss their history, natural setting, design, notable holes, and native vegetation. The vast array of distinctive layouts shows golf's enduring ability to adapt to every type of terrain or ecosystem, and Golf Courses of the World: 365 Days covers them all.

The book includes renowned courses in golf strongholds such as Pebble Beach in the U.S., Royal Melbourne in Australia, and St. Andrews in Scotland, as well as hidden gems in exotic locales like Indonesia,...


Complete Digital Photography, Third Edition (Digital Photography Series)

1584503564


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Book Description
Digital photography has arrived once and for all. No longer do photographers have to be defensive because they prefer digital. Thanks to new technologies, digital cameras at all ends of the price spectrum can rival their film counterparts. If you have shifted from traditional to digital photography, and need to know what's different about shooting digital, this is the book for you. Now in its third edition, this bestseller has been fine-tuned and updated to provide you with the most current information on today's cameras that you'll find anywhere. Whether you're new to photography, or new to digital photography, you'll learn how to take the best possible shots. Even though your camera may pack an image sensor instead of film, taking good pictures still involves understanding apertures, shutter speeds, and metering...


Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop
Timothy Samara
1592531253
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic and most important element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that to effectively break the rules of grid-based design one must first understand those rules and see them applied to real-world projects. Text reveals top designers' work in process and rationale. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design...


Pantone Guide to Communicating with Color
Leatrice Eiseman
0966638328
June 2000
Paperback
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Practical Poser 6 (Graphics Series)

1584504439


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Book Description
Practical Poser 6 teaches Poser artists the tasks you want, and need, to learn so that you can get up to speed quickly and achieve your best results. Whether you're a hobbyist or professional, you'll learn how to create Poser scenes, how to add realism to your Poser characters, and even how to make your own Poser clothing. You'll learn practical, real-world tasks that will help you reach your goals and, most important, you'll have fun learning. In the first part of the book you'll get a quick overview and review of what you need to know in the Pose Room, starting with the Poser 6 interface and progressing, in a logical manner, to building scenes. You'll also learn how to use lights and cameras, and how to create and save your own light and camera sets to the Poser library. From there, you'll learn a plethora of...


The Non-Designer's Design Book
Robin Williams
0321193857
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
So you have a great concept and all the fancy digital tools you could possibly require—what's stopping you from creating beautiful pages? Namely the training to pull all of these elements together into a cohesive design that effectively communicates your message. Not to worry: This book is the one place you can turn to find quick, non-intimidating, excellent design help. In The Non-Designer's Design Book, 2nd Edition, best-selling author Robin Williams turns her attention to the basic principles of good design and typography. All you have to do is follow her clearly explained concepts, and you'll begin producing more sophisticated, professional, and interesting pages immediately. Humor-infused, jargon-free prose interspersed with design exercises, quizzes, illustrations, and dozens of examples make learning a...


Pulp Art: Original Cover Paintings for the Great American Pulp Magazines
Robert Lesser
1402730357
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Several famous fantasy and science fiction authors had their beginning in the pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s, including Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, Isaac Asimov, and Ray Bradbury (not to mention Dashiell Hammett and Tennessee Williams). There were also crime fighters so popular they had their own magazines, such as the still-popular Doc Savage and the Shadow. But besides the writers and the series heroes, there was yet another element for which the lurid pulp magazines (called "pulp" in reference to the cheap grade of paper they were printed on by the millions) are fondly remembered to this day: the cover art. Robert Lesser offers a fascinating history from the perspective of the commercial artists who produced this often less-than-respectable work, thereby bringing the acclaim that these now...


Digital Image Processing (2nd Edition)
Rafael C. Gonzalez, Richard E. Woods
0201180758
January 15, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Info
Third generation book that builds on two highly successful earlier editions and the author's twenty years of academic and industrial experience in image processing. Reflects new trends; document image compression and data compression standards.

From the Back Cover
Digital Image Processing has been the leading textbook in its field for more than 20 years. As was the case with the 1977 and 1987 editions by Gonzalez and Wintz, and the 1992 edition by Gonzalez and Woods, the present edition was prepared with students and instructors in mind. 771e material is timely, highly readable, and illustrated with numerous examples of practical significance. All mainstream areas of image processing are covered, including a totally revised introduction and discussion of image fundamentals, image...


The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
Alan Lee
0618640142
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Alan Lee, the Oscar-winning conceptual designer for the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, discusses his approach to depicting Tolkien"s imaginary world. The book presents more than 150 of Lee"s celebrated illustrations to show how his imagery for both the illustrated Lord of the Rings and the films progressed from concept to finished art. In addition, the book contains 20 full-color plates and numerous examples of the conceptual art produced for Peter Jackson"s film adaptation. The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook provides a wealth of background information and will be of interest to those who know and love Tolkien"s work, from books to films to DVDs, as well as to budding artists and illustrators interested in how to approach book illustration.

About the Author
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Interior Design Visual Presentation: A Guide to Graphics, Models, and Presentation Techniques, 2nd Edition
Maureen Mitton
0471225525
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The new, updated edition of the successful book on interior design

Interior Design Visual Presentation, Second Edition is fully revised to include the latest material on CAD, digital portfolios, resume preparation, and Web page design. It remains the only comprehensive guide to address the visual design and presentation needs of the interior designer, with coverage of design graphics, models, and presentation techniques in one complete volume.

Approaches to the planning, layout, and design of interior spaces are presented through highly visual, step-by-step instructions, supplemented with more than forty pages of full-color illustrations, exercises at the end of each chapter, and dozens of new projects. With the serious designer in mind, it includes a diverse range of sample...


Designers Complete Index
Jim Krause
1581805519
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Designer's Complete Index. It's creative, powerful, inspiring and real - providing all the insight and problem-solving muscle a designer needs to produce the best work of their life. This super-cool boxed set contains all three of Jim Krause's best-selling "Index" books, including Idea Index (graphic effects and typographic treatments), Layout Index (your secret weapon for effective, dynamic layouts) and Color Index (over 1100 color combinations with CMYK and RGB formulas). Each volume is packed with hundreds of stimulating ideas, creative solutions and practical instructions. And the collector's box itself is a prize worth having, a slick yet practical carrying case you can use long after having put the books on your "most valuable resources" shelf.


Thinking with Type : A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students (Design Briefs)
Ellen Lupton
1568984480
September 1, 2004
Paperback
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Step Inside Design, Dec. 2004
"dense enough to cover all vital type subjects...condensed enough for easy referencing."

Florida Inside Out, April 2005
"If you've ever wondered why you 'instinctively' buy one cake mix over the other, find out here."

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Computer Geometric Art
Ian O. Angell
0486248550
May 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
46 striking geometric lattice designs drawn by a computer using sets of lines and arcs based on beautiful, centuries-old patterns. Crisp black-and-white illustrations can be used singly or in handsome combinations. Suitable for a myriad of creative applications. Introduction.


Ready-to-Use Art Nouveau Small Frames and Borders: Copyright-Free Designs, Printed One Side, Hundreds of Uses
Theodore Menten
0486249751
November 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
Affordable copyright-free collection of elegant borders and ornamental frames in perennially popular style will surround your advertisements, menus, invitations with the sensuality they deserve. Choose from 315 shapes and sizes—circles, squares, oblongs and more—on repro-quality paper for immediate use. 315 black-and-white illustrations.


The World of the Dark Crystal with Booklet
Brian Froud
0810945797
May 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This lavish, oversized picture book revisits the collaboration between Froud, prominent fairy artist, and Jim Hensen, Muppeteer, in the creation of their cult favorite The Dark Crystal. Reissued after 20 years, this portfolio of sketches and backdrop paintings retains a certain mystique, crammed to the margins with moss-covered runes and medieval diagrams, and peopled by the movie's menagerie of grotesque, shambling puppets. Unfortunately, the narrative fails to support the elaborate art direction, offering a dim echo of the Lord of the Rings with none of the complexity or scope. The long-nosed Gelflings and vulturish Skeksis-as well as the whole hodge-podge of occult symbols and carefully antiquated tools-come across as strangely arbitrary, constantly reaching for a profundity that never appears. But for the...


Serenity: Those Left Behind (Serenity)
Joss Whedon, et al
1593074492
January 25, 2006
Paperback
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From Booklist
With the war between the Alliance and the independent Browncoats over, Mal Reynolds, captain of the Serenity, and his crew of misfits, fugitives, and would-be outlaws work the frontier. Defeated and directionless, their goal has become simply to keep flying, and Mal is willing to take any job, in- or outside the law, to achieve it. Although their willingness to flout rules has occasionally played to their favor, they may be in over their heads in taking aboard Simon and his damaged sister, River, secretive fugitives from the Alliance. Mal and his crew may not know it, but the hunt is on, and the Alliance is right behind them. Whedon elaborates on his Firefly universe in this small prequel to the movie Serenity. If this story doesn't have much in the way of plot or background, an aura of character study...


Layout Index
Jim Krause
1581801467
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Idea Index kick-started a revolution in graphic design books, unique in size, feel--and most important--wealth of ideas. Layout Index is the next step, a compendium of layout idea-generators that will help designers explore multiple possibilities for visual treatments each time they turn the page. The visual and textual suggestions are divided into eight major areas, including newsletters, flyers, posters, brochures, advertising, stationery, page layout, and Web pages. Each of these examples are designed to inspire effective solutions in the viewer's mind, rather than simply give specific answers to design problems. The tone and temperament of the design problems, as well as their solutions, vary from traditional to cutting-edge, from corporate to crazy. Designers will learn to solve their design problems, produce...


Timing for Animation
Harold Whitaker, John Halas
0240517148
February 2002
Paperback
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John Lasseter
"The principles of timing laid out in this book are move applicable (now) than ever before."

Review
"Halas and Whitaker's 'Timing for Animation' was, and still is, without a doubt, the best book for students of the art of animation. I can't recommend it highly enough."
Bob Godfrey, Oscar winning leading animated filmmaker and author.

"Secrets of 'action timing' lucidly explained and demonstrated by two of Britain's most highly respected and adept practitioners. An essential primer for both traditional and C.G. animators."
Ken Clark, animation historian and writer

"...this is the only publication devoted wholly to one of the most vital concepts in the art of animated film... The book is a vital source of reference for students as well as every studio and every...


Graphic Artists Guild Handbook
Graphic Artists Guild Staff
0932102123
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 11th Edition is the industry bible, containing information all graphic artists and their clients need to buy and sell work in a totally professional manner. This edition has been revised and updated to provide all the information you need to compete in an industry moving at lightning speed.


Envisioning Information
Edward R. Tufte
0961392118
April 1990
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
A remarkable range of examples for the idea of visual thinking, with beautifully printed pages. A real treat for all who reason and learn by means of images. -- Rudolf Arnheim

Scientific American
A beautifully illustrated, well-argued volume.

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Universal Principles of Design : 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach Through Design
William Lidwell, et al
1592530079
October 1, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Whether a marketing campaign or a museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. Because no one can be an expert on everything, designers have always had to scramble to find the information and know-how required to make a design work until now. Universal Principles of Design is the first comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia of design. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, it pairs clear explanations of every design concept with visual examples of the concepts applied in practice. From the "80/20 rule to chunking, from baby-face bias to Ockham's razor, and from self-similarity to storytelling, every major design concept is defined and illustrated for readers to expand their...


The Design of Dissent
Milton Glaser
1592531172
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
With a vibrant display of buttons, posters and leaflets that protest the Iraq war, the corporate media, the Israeli military and all points between, this book cuts a wide swath, indeed. Assembled by designer Glaser, best known for his I ? NY logo, and Ilic, a School of Visual Arts instructor and author of several books on design, the book bursts with compelling political designs from all over the world, but it lacks an overall direction and shape. Neither a deeply snoozeriffic foreword by playwright Tony Kushner nor a rambling interview of Glaser by the New York Times' Steven Heller give any clear indication of the books' overall purpose. Not that there aren't images here to make the skin crawl and the blood boil, including a photo montage of victims processed at a Khmer Rouge extermination facility, and...


Logo, Font & Lettering Bible
Leslie Cabarga
1581804369
Feb 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is a hands-on guide to the entire process of making logos and fonts and even icons, all of which, essentially, start with the ability to draw letterforms. The intent of the book, in fact, is to enable the user to end reliance on "OPF" (other people's fonts) and learn to draw your own custom logos, fonts and lettering! There are many books on the market that simply display collections of logos and fonts, and that give the history of logos and fonts. But Logo, Font & Lettering Bible is unique in that it teaches you how to create logos and fonts from scratch using traditional tools as well as the computer programs Adobe Illustrator and Fontographer (plus a bit about FontLab). The book provides all the traditional rules and tips about letter formation relating to proportion, shaping, balance, spacing, composition...


Art of Modern Rock
Paul Grushkin
081184529X
October 2004
Hardcover
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Review
If MTV is any indication, the face of rock'n'roll needs plastic surgery. Sure, Britney's got a hot belly and Beyonce a glorious booty, but sex is this close to selling itself out. Soon, people will be demanding money shots in their milk commercials. Where's an intelligent consumer to find imagery that both tickles the brain and plugs one into popular culture?

Try Paul Grushkin and Dennis King's Art of Modern Rock, which showcases in full color more than 1600 rock posters and flyers by some 200 international artists, from veterans like Frank Kozik to up-and-comers a la Leia Bell. More than a sequel to Art of Rock (Abbeville, 1987)—Grushkin's best-selling survey of psychedelic posters from the 1960s and 1970s—this is the definitive document of a tens-of-thousands-strong countercultural revolution that...



Johnny The Homicidal Maniac: Director's Cut
Jhonen Vasquez
0943151163
July 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Mayhem and violence rule in this collection of issues one through seven of Jhonen Vasquez's Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, as well as material seen before only in Carpe Noctem magazine. Dark and disturbingly funny, JTHM follows the adventures of Johnny (you can call him Nny), who lives with a pair of styrofoam doughboys that encourage his madness, a wall that constantly needs a fresh coat of blood, and--oh, yeah--his victims in various states of torture. Join Nny as he frightens the little boy next door (Todd, known to fans of Vasquez's work as Squee), thirsts for Cherry Brain Freezies, attempts suicide, draws Happy Noodle Boy, and tries to uncover the meaning of his homicidal existence.


Color Index: Over 1100 Color Combinations, CMYK and RGB Formulas, for Print and Web Media
Jim Krause
1581802366
March 2002
Turtleback
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Book Description
The best-selling author of Idea Index and Layout Index returns with an all-new title! Color Index provides more than one thousand color combinations and formulas--guaranteed to help graphic artists solve design dilemmas and create effective images for both print and the Web. From progressive colors to natural tones, Color Index makes choosing hues for any job easier! Designers will start working with color in exciting new ways and create original, eye-catching designs that pop off the page. It's all the inspiration they need to explore and experiment with color as never before! Just like the other clever little design books in this series, Color Index is portable, packed with inspiration, and neatly packaged in a colorful, sturdy vinyl jacket.

About the Author
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