Selected by the worlds most knowledgeable and well-connected graphicdesign commentator, Steven Heller, this survey gets into the minds of designers who create typefaces, word-images and logos through their private sketchbooks. Arranged by designer, it reveals how nearly 120 of the worlds leading designers and typographers continually strive to find new and exciting ways of communicating through letters and words, and provides fascinating insights into their work. Aimed at all those who use type, whether by hand or on screen, this revealing compendium stresses the importance of good typography at a time when reading habits are changing, and celebrates a craft that has endured for centuries.
Typography is an obsession for most designers. It's at the heart of all visual communication and is one of the purest forms of design, one that can always be improved and refined. Typography Sketchbooks gets into the minds of designers who create typefaces, word images and logos through their private sketchbooks. The result of these wide-ranging typographic musings provide fascinating insights into the expressive quality of letters and words. Aimed at all those who use type, whether by hand or on-screen, this pleasing compendium stresses the importance of good typography at a time when reading habits are changing and celebrates a craft that has endured for centuries.
Selected by the worlds most knowledgeable and well-connected graphic-design commentator, Steven Heller, this survey gets into the minds of designers who create typefaces, word-images and logos through their private sketchbooks. Arranged by designer, this collection of typographic explorations intimately reveals how nearly 120 of the worlds leading designers and typographers continually strive to find new and exciting ways of communicating through letters and words, and provides fascinating insights into their work. Aimed at all those who use type, whether by hand or on screen, this revealing compendium stresses the importance of good typography at a time when reading habits are changing, and celebrates a craft that has endured for centuries.
Learn what type can say about a brand or product Expressive Type showcases the work of major international designers working with typography in branding and advertising, environment, packaging and products, and self-initiated projects. The book concludes with a workbook section featuring four real-world "briefs" related to each category.
Infographics Designers Sketchbooks
We are living in a golden age of data visualization, in which designers are responding to the information overload of our digital era with astonishing feats of visual thinking. Using a wide variety of techniques, they transform complex ideas into clear, engaging, and memorable infographics. In recent years, books and websites have been collecting the field's best. While stimulating, these finished projects offer little insight into how visual solutions were reached, making them of limited use to designers wanting to produce work of their own. In Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks, more than fifty of the world's leading graphic designers and illustrators open up their private sketchbooks to offer a rare glimpse of their creative processes. Emphasizing idea-generating methods—from doodles and drawings to three-dimensional and digital mock-ups—this revelatory collection is the first to go inside designers' studios to reveal the art and craft behind infographic design.
This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische's sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische's rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images of her penciled sketches, this highly visual ebook is an essential—and entirely enjoyable—resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering.
Typography Practical Considerations And Design Patterns
Typography is a very powerful design element. Whenever we have a typographic system in place, we can use it to structure content, communicate ideas and even enhance meaning. However, employing it in a way that masters that delicate balance between being unobtrusive (catering for a pleasant reading experience) and engaging enough (keeping the reader’s interest on a page) can be quite a challenge. With the help of this eBook, you can learn how to train and sharpen your eyes to recognize specific typographic details which will be sure to guide you in your own projects and make it easier for you to make design decisions. After an initial stroll through type terminology and classification, this eBook reflects on the quality of fonts (including web font providers, of course) and explores typographic design patterns as well as current practices. These practical considerations and a plethora of real-world examples are bound to be a valuable companion throughout your adventures when designing with type. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Understanding The Difference Between Type And Lettering Making Sense Of Type Classification (Part 1) Making Sense Of Type Classification (Part 2) A Critical Approach To Typefaces Taking A Second Look At Free Fonts Dear Web Font Providers Typographic Design Patterns And Current Practices (2013 Edition) Creating Exciting And Unusual Visual Hierarchies Type Makes A Difference: An Exploration Of Type-Focused Websites
An introduction to playful typography features projects and examples from seventy-two designers, focuses on four styles of typographic work, and includes sixteen specimen sheets with which to practice drawing typefaces.
The first-ever compilation of shadow typefaces is now available in paperback. Letters with relief and shadow have long been an effective way to add spectacle or intrigue to otherwise mundane words. Shadow Type presents a broad spectrum of examples—advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books— drawn from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, a particularly rich period in the history of shadow type. Compiled by the leading historian of graphic design, Steven Heller, and renowned graphic designer Louise Fili, this invaluable collection, packed full of typographic ideas, will inspire anyone aiming to give more depth to their design.
Graphic Design Solutions
Graphic Design Solutions is the most comprehensive, how-to reference on graphic design and typography. Covering print and interactive media, this book examines conceiving, visualizing and composing solutions to design problems, such as branding, logos, web design, posters, book covers, advertising, and more. Excellent illustrations of historical, modern and contemporary design are integrated throughout. The Fifth Edition includes expanded and updated coverage of screen media, including mobile, tablet, desktop web, and motion as well as new interviews, showcases, and case studies; new diagrams and illustrations; a broader investigation of creativity and concept generation; visualization and color; and an updated timeline. Accompanying this edition, CourseMate with eBook brings concepts to life with projects, videos of designers in the field, and portfolio-building tools. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.