Art Directors’ Workbook of Type Faces by J.I. Biegeleisen is a great book found in the library that talks about typography, and it’s significance in graphic design. Not only does this book go a great job at showing off the most popular styles of font, but it also goes into detail on these fonts, describe their shapes, and in some cases, how it originated.
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Books on Design

February 21, 2012

 

Branding is much more than just logo design, it even goes beyond graphic design. This book is a real guide to become better at understanding what branding is and creating  powerful brands. This book is titled Designing Brand Identity by Alina Wheeler.The book is a very well-organized structure for anyone who wants to adventure themselves in a branding projects, but more helpful for the students of designers.

The book that i…

February 16, 2012

The book that i looked at is called The unlimited freelance.  What i found interesting about this book, was that is really opened my eyes to different ways you can start your own company.  It talks about three main strategies to be successful: Systems, Software, and Automation, Building a Freelance Team, and Revenue-Generating Assets.  I found all this information really interesting.Image

BOOKS ON GRAPHIC DESIGN

February 16, 2012

The book I took a look at, Graphic Design Referenced, was very helpful in opening my eyes to new ideas and concepts that I was not exposed to prior. Something I found particularly interesting was the book’s section on Typography. I really never payed much attention to type in the past so i didn’t realize that there were so many difference styles and effects that they can have on a piece. I found it interesting to learn a little background information on the type as well.

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Books on Graphic Design

February 16, 2012

I chose this book called “Graphic Design: Referenced”. This book is more like a guide to graphic design, it has examples of the different types of design that are out there. I found this book to be very helpful and full of imformation that I was unaware of in the world of graphic design. What I found to be even more helpful was that the book was very straight forward, it stated the type of design and followed examples in image form. I’m more or a visual and hands on learner so this was comforting to me. The book also showed ways you can use color and layouts. This is a book that I would suggest for someone like myself to look at. I think it’s important to get all the information that you can get while in the beginning process of designing.