Print Design Books

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  1. Page Design - Printed Matter and Editorial Design

    Page Design: Printed Matter and Editorial Design

    In the graphic design sector, technology is taking giant steps forward, providing designers with increasingly sophisticated tools for producing high-impact designs. In this context, print publications are becoming exclusive objects, and this means that they need designs, textures and finishes that make them especially desirable. Page Design pays tribute to the tradition of print editorial design by focusing on its outstanding contemporary value. This volume offers a panorama of contemporary trends and styles through a selection of one hundred projects of different sizes, from flyers and magazines to posters, catalogs and books.

  2. Basics Design - Print and Finish

    Basics Design: Print and Finish

    The Basics Design series is designed to provide graphic arts students with a theoretical and practical exploration of fundamental topics, including layout, format, typography, colour and image. Packed with examples from students and professionals and fully illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, they offer an essential exploration of the subject.

  3. A Century of Prints in Britain

    A Century of Prints in Britain

    A Century of Prints in Britain is an essential guide featuring over 200 highlights from the Arts Council Collection's renowned print holdings.

  4. Print Matters - The Cutting Edge of Print

    Print Matters: The Cutting Edge of Print

    In an attempt to examine the cutting edge of printmaking, Print Matters brings together an amalgam of print designs that have gone beyond pure digital printing. Through more than 110 samples of recent graphic identities, packaging, communications and book designs, this book offers a professional look into the use of varnish, foil-stamping, die-cut, thermal prints, technical folds, and many more, with design specifications.

  5. Creatures of Creativeland - A Postcard Guide

    Creatures of Creativeland: A Postcard Guide

    At long last we have a comprehensive taxonomy that does justice to the various subspecies of the creative workforce. Creatures of Creativeland, A Postcard Book aims to land the perfect collective noun for every breed of 'creativeland animal.' The postcard book contains 20 cards that visualize the tribes of the creative class, such as a feast of Freelancers, a rant of Copywriters, a miracle of Female Bosses, a gibberish of Technologists, a gloom of Developers, and so forth.

  6. Design to Touch

    Design to Touch

    Design To Touch brings a historic printing medium into 21st century life within its 220 pages of rich information and 140 illustrations - thirty of which are actually and exquisitely engraved.

  7. Separate Cinema - The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art

    Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art

    Separate Cinema is a celebration of the first 100 years of black film poster art. A visual feast, these images recount the diverse and historic journey of the black film industry from the earliest days of Hollywood to present day. Part aesthetic, part nostalgic, the posters have meaning to young and old alike, and possess the power to transcend ethnicity. They capture the spirit and energy of an earlier time. They remind people of the pioneers of the past, those courageous and daring African-American filmmakers, entertainers and artists whose dreams and struggles paved the way for future generations.

  8. Basic Poster

    Basic Poster

    Basic Poster features new and innovative posters, compiling all the projects in a book that is both a look at the contemporary scene and a potential source of inspiration.

  9. Low-Tech Print - Contemporary Hand-Made Printing

    Low-Tech Print: Contemporary Hand-Made Printing

    Featuring a global showcase of 100 of the craft's most exciting and influential practitioners, Low-Tech Print is an exploration of hand-made printmaking techniques and how they are used in contemporary design and illustration.

  10. Josef Muller-Brockmann - Poster Collection 25

    Josef Muller-Brockmann: Poster Collection 25

    Josef Müller-Brockmann's graphics left a lasting mark on Swiss visual communication from the 1950s onward. His posters demonstrate how a sober, formally reduced language works best for conveying a universal, timeless message.

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    The Best of Brochure Design 12

    This substantial collection of the world's best brochure design offers hundreds of ideas, pages of inspiration, and armloads of advice for professional graphic designers and students alike.

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    Page Unlimited 2

    Embracing the computer arts and new printing techniques, layout design becomes more interesting and inspiring than ever before. Page Unlimited 2 showcases the latest trends in the field with a special focus on magazines and posters where designers have more creative freedom and face bigger challenges.

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    Fully Booked: Ink on Paper

    Fully Booked: Ink on Paper celebrates the reading experience and showcases innovative printing and binding techniques as well as radical editorial and design concepts.

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    Post-Digital Print: The Mutation Of Publishing Since 1894

    In Post-Digital Print, author Alessandro Ludovico examines the histories of alternative publishing and digital publications to explore how artists, activists, and technologists have utilized both print and experimental forms of networked publishing.

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    The Best of News Design 33

    The Best of News Design 33 presents the winning entries from the Society for News Design's 2012 competition. Bold, full-color layouts feature the best-of-the-best in news, features, portfolios, visuals, and more, and each entry is accompanied by insightful commentary on the elements that made the piece a standout winner.

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    Printers' Tales

    Printers Tales is a compilation of over 30 stories, from various authors, about the printing industry in the pre-digital age. A lot of the stories involve the Linotype machine, a mechanical typesetting machine, that was used to produce newspapers, and other publications, from the 1880s until the computer revolution of the 1970s/80s.

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    A Century of Olympic Posters

    A Century of Olympic Posters draws largely on the superb poster collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum and shows the evolution of the Olympic Games poster, from the first official poster for Stockholm in 1912, right up to the present. This diverse collection of images includes official posters for the Summer and Winter Games set in their historic context, and linked to pervading themes such as politics, commerce, the Olympic symbols, cultural and physical diversity, and urban regeneration.

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    In Effect

    In Effect: Groundbeaking Finishes and Materials in Graphic Design offers an unparallel selection of groundbreaking uses of materials, processes, and finishes in graphic design and packaging from an international selection of the most creative practitioners in the industry. From laser cutting, binding, and folding to letterpress, ink, embossing, and lamination, this cutting-edge work explores fresh approaches and new ways of thinking for designers working in graphic design and packaging.

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    Jazz Covers

    Jazz Covers features a broad selection of jazz record covers, from the 1940s through the decline of LP production in the early 1990s. Each cover is accompanied by a fact sheet listing performer and album name, art director, photographer, illustrator, year, label, and more.

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    Basics Design: Format

    Basics Design: Format explores the entire range of formats available to designers today, from the traditional formats of books, magazines and posters to the emerging new media technologies. Format is critical to design practice as it represents the physical point of contact with the user, affecting how successfully a design's printed or digital information is received.

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    The Mechanical Hand

    Illustrating the creative potential of print in the hands of diverse artists working today through unique, hand-coloured and one-off variations from the Press' archive, The Mechanical Hand explores the artist's print as a means of visualising original thought. The book features contributions from Cornelia Parker, Glenn Brown, Paula Rego, Christopher Le Brun, Catherine Yass and Grayson Perry to accompany images of their work, and essays by Martin Herbert on recent projects by Jake and Dinos Chapman and Stephen Chambers.

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    Hands On: Interactive Design in Print

    Hands On collects a captivating array of the best of today's interactive design in print - with projects incorporating magnets, stamps, stickers, stitching, pop-outs, scratch-away, paper folding, model building and more.

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    New Masters of Poster Design 2

    This second edition of New Masters of Poster Design features the best poster designers currently working all over the world. This book brings back a handmade aesthetic that was really never lost, but is celebrating a resurgence among designers who are creating limited-edition prints and pieces for themselves and others that become keepsakes or pieces of art vs. the mass-generated designs we've all become accustomed to-and you won't see this collection of posters anywhere else. Strong visuals accompanied by captions and profiles capture the essence of these collectible prints.

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    A Guide to Graphic Print Production

    Print production requires designers be familiar with graphic design, typography, illustration, editing, workflow management, materials, proofing, mechanical and photographic outputs, prepress processing, paper, color, manufacturing, and distribution. A Guide to Graphic Print Production covers all steps in the print production process with detailed explanations supported by informative sidebars and full-color illustrations.

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    Poster Colelction 23: In Series

    Posters lend themselves perfectly to serial display. The mediation of the message and of the identity of the advertiser is supported by the effects of ecognition. However in contemporary advertising campaigns this awareness is only rarely used in imaginative and intelligent ways. This publication illustrates the creative and effective advertising potential of posters in series.

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    Paper Folding Templates for Print Design

    Paper Folding Templates covers everything from simple standard folds to more exotic folds and is the ultimate guide for designers at all levels. The book demonstrates just how achievable these results are, and gives the reader all the information they need to know to make informed decisions when choosing the correct format for their work.

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    Page Unlimited

    Page Unlimited: Innovations in Layout Design is a comprehensive and accessible guide to editorial design for students and experienced designers alike. Featuring examples from various kinds of book, this work reviews in depth the varying approaches to page design, paper sizes, binding, setting, format, colour, typeface and carefully looks at the relationship between written content, images and design to lend maximum visual impact, personality and meaning to visual texts.

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    Studio on Fire

    Studio On Fire is at the forefront of the current rediscovery of old printing machines and techniques by young designers. Young designers and typographers are currently rediscovering traditional printing methods and using them to give their work a special handcrafted quality. This book is a collection of Studio On Fire's own work as well as projects commissioned by designers, artists, agencies, private clients, and brands.

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    Corporate Brochure Designs

    Over a hundred of the world's latest high-quality company brochures organized by industry for easy reference. The latest catalogs and annual reports for various enterprises, schools, and facilities from many countries are presented in this single volume.