Typographic Systems of Design

Frameworks for Type Beyond the Grid (Graphic Design Book on Typography Layouts and Fundamentals)

Author: Kimberly Elam

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568986876

Category: Design

Page: 159

View: 2608


Typographic organization has always been a complex system in that there are so many elements at play, such as hierarchy, order of reading, legibility, and contrast. In Typographic Systems, Kim Elam, author of our bestselling books, Geometry of Design and Grid Systems, explores eight major structural frameworks beyond the gridincluding random, radial, modular, and bilateralsystems. By taking the reader through exercises, student work, and professional examples, Elam offers a broad range of design solutions. Once essential visual organization systems are understood the designer can fluidly organize words or images within a structure, combination of structures, or a variation of a structure. With clarity and substance, each systemfrom the structured axis to the nonhierarchical radial arrayis explained and explored so that the reader comes away with a better understanding of these intricate complex arrangements. Typographic Systems is the seventh title in our bestselling Design Briefs series, which has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide.

Typography Workbook

A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

Author: Timothy Samara

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1616735899

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 9324


DIVThe Typography Workbook provides an at-a-glance reference book for designers on all aspects of type. The book is part of Rockport's popular Workbook series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover all the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. This book presents an abundance of information on type - the cornerstone of graphic design - succinctly and to the point, so that designers can get the information they need quickly and easily. Whereas many other books on type are either very technical or showcase oriented, this book offers ideas and inspiration through hundreds of real-life projects showing successful, well-crafted usage of type. The book also offers a variety of other content, including choosing fonts, sizes, and colors; incorporating text and illustrations; avoiding common mistakes in text usage; and teaching rules by which to live (and work) by. /div

Building Design Systems

Unify User Experiences through a Shared Design Language

Author: Sarrah Vesselov,Taurie Davis

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484245148

Category: Computers

Page: 144

View: 8514


Learn how to build a design system framed within the context of your specific business needs. This book guides you through the process of defining a design language that can be understood across teams, while also establishing communication strategies for how to sell your system to key stakeholders and other contributors. With a defined set of components and guidelines, designers can focus their efforts on solving user needs rather than recreating elements and reinventing solutions. You'll learn how to use an interface inventory to surface inconsistencies and inefficient solutions, as well as how to establish a component library by documenting existing patterns and creating new ones. You'll also see how the creation of self-documenting styles and components will streamline your UX process. Building Design Systems provides critical insights into how to set up a design system within your organization, measure the effectiveness of that system, and maintain it over time. You will develop the skills needed to approach your design process systematically, ensuring that your design system achieves the purpose of your organization, your product, and your team. What You'll Learn Develop communication strategies necessary to gain buy-in from key stakeholders and other teams Establish principles based on your specific needs Design, build, implement, and maintain a design system from the ground up Measure the effectiveness of your system over time Who This Book Is For All teams, large and small, seeking to unify their design language through a cohesive design system and create buy-in for design thinking within their organization; UX, visual, and interaction designers, as well as product managers and front-end developers will benefit from a systematic approach to design.

Typography, Referenced

A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography

Author: Jason Tselentis,Allan Haley,Richard Poulin,Tony Seddon,Gerry Leonidas,Ina Saltz,Kathryn Henderson,Tyler Alterman

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1610582055

Category: Design

Page: 400

View: 4916


Typography, Referenced is the single most comprehensive volume covering every aspect of typography that any design student, professional designer, or design aficionado needs to know today. In these pages, you'll find: —Thousands of illustrated examples of contemporary usage in design —Historical developments from Greek lapidary letters to the movie Helvetica —Landmark designs turning single letters into typefaces —Definitions of essential type-specific language, terms, ideas, principles, and processes —Ways technology has influenced and advanced type —The future of type on the web, mobile devices, tablets, and beyond In short, Typography, Referenced is the ultimate source of typographic information and inspiration, documenting and chronicling the full scope of essential typographic knowledge and design from the beginnings of moveable type to the present "golden age" of typography.

Type & Typography

Author: Phil Baines,Andrew Haslam

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694377

Category: Graphic design (Typography)

Page: 224

View: 2630


Providing an essential grounding for both students and professionals, this text takes readers through every aspect of typography, from the history of language and writing systems to the invention of moveable type and the evolution of the digital systems of today.

Graphic Design

The New Basics

Author: Ellen Lupton,Jennifer Cole Phillips

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568987705

Category: Architecture

Page: 247

View: 2140


This guide aims to move students away from a cut-and-paste mentality and refocus design instruction on the fundamentals of form (starting from such basics as point and line) in a critical, rigorous way informed by contemporary media, theory and software systems.