Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans

365 Graphic Design Sins and Virtues: A Designer's Almanac of Dos and Don'ts
Author: Tony Seddon,Sean Adams,John Foster,Peter Dawson
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0132907216
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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Ask any graphic designer the world over about their preferred approach to setting type, choosing a color, or beginning a new layout, and you will rarely get exactly the same answer twice. All designers have their own way of working and their own combinations of the thousands of techniques one can apply when planning a new design project. But there are some dos and don'ts that always figure in any heated debate about what one should or should not accept as the right way to create the best graphic design. This book looks at key dos and don'ts, bringing them together in the form of a classically structured almanac. Packed with practical advice, but presented in a light-hearted fashion, the advisory rather than dictative approach means designers can take or leave the advice presented in each rule as is typical of most creatives with their own strong views on what does and does not constitute good design practice. Individual entries will either bring forth knowing nods of agreement or hoots of derision, depending on whether or not the reader loves or hates hyphenation, has a pathological fear of beige, or thinks that baseline grids are boring. Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans is the must-have collection of the best advice that any graphic designer should have at his fingertips, with each entry combining a specific rule with a commentary from a variety of experienced designers from all fields of the graphic design industry. Grouped into six, color-coded categories—typography, color, layout, imagery, production, and the practice of design—but presented numerically and in mixed groups, the reader can either dip in at random or use the book as the source of a daily lesson in how to produce great graphic design. This product is available to U.S. and Canada customers only.

The Designer's Dictionary of Color


Author: Sean Adams
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683350022
Category: Art
Page: 256
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The Designer’s Dictionary of Color provides an in-depth look at 30 colors key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette variations. Chapters detail each color’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian—whether the turquoise on a Reid Miles album cover or the avocado paint job on a 1970s Dodge station wagon. A practical and inspirational resource for designers and students alike, The Designer’s Dictionary of Color opens up the world of color for all those who seek to harness its incredible power.

QuarkXPress For Dummies


Author: Jay J. Nelson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111928600X
Category: Computers
Page: 416
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Take the kinks out of working with QuarkXPress QuarkXPress still remains one of the top tools for layout and design projects, even thirty years after it made its debut. This full-color, hands-on guide is here to help you take the guesswork out of using this powerful tool to create stunning print or digital designs. In QuarkXPress For Dummies, you'll find information on the latest changes to QuarkXPress, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance on using the tools built into the software to aid in designing and outputting visual product, and quick solutions to common Quark problems when you get stuck. QuarkXPress dominated the page layout world for decades. It's stuck around thanks to how it readily adapts to customer needs. This new version contains updates and features driven solely by customer feedback. That responsiveness is luring new and former users to the fold. That resurgence in the design community has Quark users clamoring for an authoritative book on how to use it to its fullest. Created in partnership with the pros at Quark, this is the book for new and experienced QuarkXPress users looking to make sense of the latest version. Offers unbeatable tricks for working with text Provides guidance on managing larger design projects Includes tips on how to correct mistakes Take a tour of the palettes, add style to your work, and make QuarkXPress work for you!

Implementing Effective Behavior Intervention Plans

8 Steps to Success
Author: Curt Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351348388
Category: Psychology
Page: 126
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Whether written by a school psychologist, BCBA, or skilled practitioner of any variety, all behavior intervention plans face the same difficulty—the writer and implementer are not the same person. Too frequently, successful BIPs are discounted and discarded by those responsible for implementation. Many BIPs are simply filed, rather than followed. Without additional burden to time-constrained professionals, this book addresses how to effectively and efficiently increase implementation fidelity. Using a systems analysis approach to school climate, interwoven with ample case studies, school psychologists will be guided through eleven chapters of a step-by-step process to effectively create and implement behavior intervention plans.

Logo Design Workbook

A Hands-On Guide to Creating Logos
Author: Sean Adams,Noreen Morioka,Terry Lee Stone
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 1616736348
Category: Design
Page: 240
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Logo Design Workbook focuses on creating powerful logo designs and answers the question, "What makes a logo work?" In the first half of this book, authors Sean Adams and Noreen Morioka walk readers step-by-step through the entire logo-development process. Topics include developing a concept that communicates the right message and is appropriate for both the client and the market; defining how the client's long-term goals might affect the look and needs of the mark; choosing colors and typefaces; avoiding common mistakes; and deciphering why some logos are successful whereas others are not. The second half of the book comprises in-depth case studies on logos designed for various industries. Each case study explores the design brief, the relationship with the client, the time frame, and the results.

Design Literacy

Understanding Graphic Design
Author: Steven Heller
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1621534138
Category: Design
Page: 304
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Author and design expert Steven Heller has revisited and revised the popular classic Design Literacy by revising many of the thoughtful essays from the original and mixing in thirty-two new works. Each essay offers a taste of the aesthetic, political, historical, and personal issues that have engaged designers from the late nineteenth century to the present—from the ubiquitous (the swastika, antiwar posters) to the whimsical (MAD magazine parodies). The essays are organized into eight thematic categories—persuasion, mass media, language, identity, information, iconography, style, and commerce. This revised edition also highlights recent trends in graphic design such as aesthetic changes in typography in the digital age and the nexus between graphic design and wired culture. This is an eclectic look at how, why, and if graphic design influences our ever-evolving, diverse world. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Desk Top Publishing With Quarkxpress 2017


Author: Martin Turner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546626107
Category:
Page: 390
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Desk Top Publishing with QuarkXPress is a guide not merely to the software category 'desktop publishing'-established in the 1980s-but to Desk Top Publishing, a craft and skill which has been with us for hundreds of years. QuarkXPress 2017 tweaks and tunes the new tools of 2016, and adds to them sixteen entirely new features including powerful image editing and blending functions, enhanced typography, adaptive layout and iOS app publishing. This edition is updated with all the new features, along with answers to questions which have arisen over the last year as experts have tested the limits of Quark power. Along with the accompanying video series, is- sued week by week by QuarkTV, Desk Top Pub- lishing with QuarkXPress has established itself as the go-to guide for experienced publishers and Quark novices alike.

Against Expression

An Anthology of Conceptual Writing
Author: Craig Dworkin,Kenneth Goldsmith
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810127113
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 593
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Charles Bernstein has described conceptual "poetry pregnant with thought." Against Expression, the premier anthology of conceptual writing, presents work that is by turns thoughtful, funny, provocative, and disturbing. Editors Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith chart the trajectory of the conceptual aesthetic from early precursors such s Samuel Beckett and Marcel Duchamp through major avant-garde groups of the past century, including Dada, Oulipo, Fluxus, and language poetry, to name just a few. The works of more than a hundred writers from Aasprong to Zykov demonstrate a remarkable variety of new ways of thinking about the nature of texts, information, and art, using found, appropriated, and randomly generated texts to explore the possibilities of non-expressive language.

Creating Exhibits That Engage

A Manual for Museums and Historical Organizations
Author: John Summers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442279370
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
View: 1997

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Creating Exhibits that Engage: A Manual for Museums and Historical Organizations is a concise, useful guide to developing effective and memorable museum exhibits. The book is full of information, guidelines, tips, and concrete examples drawn from the author’s years of experience as a curator and exhibit developer in the United States and Canada. Is this your first exhibit project? You will find step-by-step instructions, useful advice and plenty of examples. Are you a small museum or local historical society looking to improve your exhibits? This book will take you through how to define your audience, develop a big idea, write the text, manage the budget, design the graphics, arrange the gallery, select artifacts, and fabricate, install and evaluate the exhibit. Are you a museum studies student wanting to learn about the theory and practice of exhibit development? This book combines both and includes references to works by noted authors in the field. Written in a clear and accessible style, Creating Exhibits that Engage offers checklists of key points at the end of each chapter, a glossary of specialized terms, and photographs, drawings and charts illustrating key concepts and techniques.

Photoshop Tricks for Designers

How to Create Bada$$ Effects in Photoshop
Author: Corey Barker
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0134386663
Category: Computers
Page: 192
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Perhaps you are working on a new project and need a little inspiration , or even a quick reference to show you how to do that one cool effect that will be the finishing touch on your latest creation. Whatever you need, this book can help you in so many ways. One of the toughest things about being a designer is getting a good idea. The next challenge is realizing that idea. This book will not only be a source of ideas , but will also show you how to create them step by step. You can even combine multiple effects to create other cool results–the book’s cover was designed by combining at least half a dozen techniques found within. Corey wrote this book for working designers, or anyone who just wants to add some “cool factor” to their projects. Each tutorial is a stand-alone technique or mini-project, so you do not have to follow the book in sequence. Just find what you like and have at it. And, as an added bonus, you can download all of t he images used in the book to follow along with. It’s everything you loved about the Down & Dirty books, now in a small handbook size you can use as a quick reference to a variety of effects.

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama


Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer,Marion Harland
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN: 9781410213334
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 592
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Originally published in 1892, "the object of this Handbook is to supply readers and speakers with a lucid, but very brief account of such names as are used in allusions and references, whether by poets or prose writers; - to furnish those who consult it with the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic poems, and the outline of well-known tales. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads." This work, an American reprint of The Reader's Handbook by E. Cobham Brewer, ..".while retaining all of the original material that can interest and aid the English-speaking student, gives also 'characters and sketches found in American novels, poetry and drama.'"

Color Design Workbook

A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design
Author: Terry Lee Stone,Sean Adams,Noreen Morioka
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 9781592534333
Category: Design
Page: 240
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Presents information on the fundamentals of graphic design and color theory, providing tips on ways to talk to clients about color and how to use color in presentations.

Masters of Design

Logos & Identity
Author: Sean Adams
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 9781592534418
Category: Design
Page: 232
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Profiles twenty domestic and international designers from both large and small firms, highlighting approximately ten to fifteen projects for each designer.

The Comic Almanack

An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Almanacs, English
Page: N.A
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The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion


Author: Desiderius Erasmus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781406533521
Category: Philosophy
Page: 48
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Gerrit Gerritzoons (1466 or 1469 - 1536) was a Dutch humanist and theologian. He wrote under the pseudonym Desiderius Erasmus and was sometimes known as Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam. He was a classical scholar who wrote in a "pure" Latin style. Although he remained a Roman Catholic throughout his lifetime, he was critical of what he considered the excesses of the Roman Catholic Church. Using humanist techniques he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament which exposed inaccuracies and raised questions that would be influential in the Reformation. He also wrote The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, The Colloquies of Erasmus which appeared at intervals from 1500 on and many other works.

Hollywood and Anti-Semitism

A Cultural History Up to World War II
Author: Steven Alan Carr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521798549
Category: History
Page: 342
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Examines the role of American Jews in the entertainment industry.

Anatomy of Design

Uncovering the Influences and Inspiration in Modern Graphic Design
Author: Steven Heller,Mirko Ilic
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 1610601580
Category: Design
Page: 208
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DIVAnatomy of Design dissects fifty examples of graphic design piece by piece, revealing an array of influences and inspirations. These pieces represent contemporary artifacts that are well conceived, finely crafted, and filled with hidden treasures. Some are overtly complex. Others are so simple that it is hard to believe there’s a storehouse of inspiration hidden underneath. The selections include all kinds of design work including posters, packages, and more. Each exhibit is selected for its ubiquity, thematic import, and aesthetic significance, and every page shows how great work is derived from various inspirational and physical sources, some well-known, some unknown./div

Using Information Technology

A Practical Introduction to Computers & Communications : Brief Version
Author: Stacey C. Sawyer,Brian K. Williams,Sarah E. Hutchinson,Sarah Hutchinson Clifford
Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780256209808
Category: Computers
Page: 330
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