Graphic Design: The New Basics: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (英語) ペーパーバック – 2015/7/14
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Our bestselling introduction to graphic design is now available in a revised and updated edition. In Graphic Design: The New Basics, bestselling author Ellen Lupton (Thinking with Type, Type on Screen) and design educator Jennifer Cole Phillips explain the key concepts of visual language that inform any work of design, from logo or letterhead to a complex website. Through visual demonstrations and concise commentary, students and professionals explore the formal elements of twodimensional design, such as point, line, plane, scale, hierarchy, layers, and transparency.
This revised edition replaces sixty-four pages of the original publication with new content, including new chapters on visualizing data, typography, modes of representation, and Gestalt principles, and adds sixteen pages of new student and professional work covering such topics as working with grids and designing with color.
Ellen Lupton is the author of thirteen books with PAPress. She is senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Jennifer Cole Phillips is principal of J. Cole Phillips Design. Lupton and Phillips are directors of the Graphic Design MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the recipient of numerous awards for their work as designers and educators.
GOOD: It touches on essential graphic design principles.
Whether you're a marketer or a undercover artist, this book provides a basic understanding of the graphic design field. It touches on typography, heiararchy, colors, layers and more! The introduction is engaging and sets the tone of the rest of the book, and the literature is well versed and informative without having to worry about not knowing graphic design lingo.
GREAT: It provides wonderful examples that will inspire your inner artist.
I like to pick up this book and look for inspiration. The art covers everything from user interface design (UI) to print design. While you may not know what your style is as a graphic design artist, this book will shed light on styles that may interest you.
IMPROVEMENTS: It could go more in depth in certain areas.
This book was a pleasure to read, but it was almost as if the section ended right when I wanted to dive into a topic more. That is the problem with having a book that covers the basics; It will occasionally fail to provide detailed information in certain areas. Suggesting it as an improvement does my opinion more justice rather than saying it's a downfall. This book has the basics covered.
Conclusion: I don't know how many graphic design books I've been through that had horrible graphic design in them, but this book was a beautiful blend of information and visual examples. Maybe you're not an artist or maybe you are, this book will help you interpret the art you see in a world where graphic design is ubiquitous.
What I was looking for was a tutorial, a book to train me in graphic design. What I found was a reference manual.
As a reference manual, it is very good with excellent picture examples.
I used to study graphic design during my communication studies -and it was just plain text books. I never understood how I was supposed to understand design from plain text books.
This book is visually enthusing and it was a pleasure going trough it.
They have some really great pointers in the book.
And they really designed the book very well.