Magma Sketchbook: Design & Art Direction

Pocket Edition


Author: Magma Books,Lachlan Blackley

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856699747

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2337

Ideally suited for designers, graphic designers, illustrators, art directors, and anyone working within the creative industries, or studying these disciplines, or simply interested in exploring his or her creativity. Artists have always relied on their sketchbooks. This was true for artists working within a fine art tradition and is just as true today in the age of Macs, digital cameras, and computer-generated imagery. This new line addresses the needs of contemporary practitioners: illustrators, designers, art directors, fashion designers, filmmakers, and anyone within the visual arts. Helpful and user-friendly, these sketchbooks tread that fine line between giving users practical tools and information while not interfering with their creative freedom.

Type Rules

The Designer's Guide to Professional Typography


Author: Ilene Strizver

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118758668

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 2413

Type Rules!, Fourth Edition is an up-to-date, thorough introduction to the principles and practices of typography. From the fundamentals to cutting-edge applications, this edition has everything today's serious designer needs to use type effectively. Dozens of exercises reinforce authoritative coverage on such topics as how to select the appropriate type for the job, how to set type like a pro, and how to design a typeface, as well as how to fully harness the power of major design packages including the Adobe Creative Suite.Includes video clips showing examples of projects discussed in Chapter 11- Type on the Web and Chapter 12- Type in Motion

Angaza Afrika

African art now


Author: Christopher Spring

Publisher: Laurence King Publishers

ISBN: 9781856695480

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 2498

The mission of this book is to illustrate Africa's immensely fertile artistic landscape. Africa has emerged from its colonial past and is asserting its own identity. African art is not only confined to the continent itself, but has spread world-wide through the work of those descended from the enforced migrations of the slave trade and those who have more recently left their homes in Africa to take their place on an international stage. This book brings together more than 60 of Africa's most creative contemporary artists, drawn from across the African continent as well as from Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and South America. Their art leaps off the page with over 350 color images (many especially commissioned). In addition to painters, sculptors, and photographers, there are a number of artists whose work embraces performance and installation. Many of the materials they use are as unorthodox as their imagery, with ready made and found objects.

Basics Advertising 02: Art Direction


Author: Nik Mahon

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940411212

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 7474

Basics Advertising 02: Art Direction provides an essential introduction to the process of art directing creative advertising concepts.

Guide to Graphic Design


Author: Scott W. Santoro

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780132300704

Category: Art

Page: 360

View: 9120

Learn to Conceptualize, Create, and Communicate in Graphic Design. An exciting first edition, Guide to Graphic Design helps readers learn the mechanisms used to convey information, integrate ideas into full concepts, but most importantly, to think like a graphic designer. Scott W. Santoro focuses on the principle that design is a layered and evolving profession. The text highlights step-by-step design processes and illustrates how to build good work habits. Creations from top design firms and design school programs are presented in each chapter engaging readers through the book. Designers have contributed short essays on their work style, their studio habits, and their inspirations. Each designer, showing a passion for design and communication, offers a new perspective and approach to possible working methods. MyArtsLab is an integral part of the Santoro, program. Key learning applications include, Closer Look tours, 12 Designer Profile videos and Writing About Art. A better teaching and learning experience The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to: Personalize Learning - MyArtsLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Improve Critical Thinking - Exercises throughout the texthelp readers to make decisions and understanding the connection between an idea and its execution. Engage Students - Each chapter presents quick, in-class exercises and longer, more involved projects. Support Instructors – Instructor recourses are available in one convenient location. Figures, videos and teacher support materials create a dynamic, engaging course. NOTE: MyArtsLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MyArtsLab, order the package ISBN: 0205959229 / 9780205959228 Guide to Graphic Design Plus NEW MyArtsLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0132300702 / 9780132300704 Guide to Graphic Design Textbook 0205206565 / 9780205206568 NEW MyArtsLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

Naughty Little People Postcards


Author: Laurence King Publishing

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856699129

Category: Humor

Page: 21

View: 5790

Containing 21 detachable postcards of miniature scenes in which naughty little people engage in surprising, funny, titillating, or simply obscene behavior, this book gives readers a humorous look beneath the veneer of polite society. Artists Vincent Bousserez, Etienne Clement, Daniel Dorall, Jonah Samson, and Lisa Swerling make stunning use of miniature scenes to create startling situations and amusing, memorable images. The pictures play with the notions of surprise and hidden drama, inviting the viewer to take a peek into the darkly funny depths of human behavior—from the silly and the crude to the disturbing and the mysterious. Ideal for sharing with or sending to friends, this postcard book is an original, fun and amusing gift for adults (or overgrown kids!)


A Sketch Book


Author: Emily Carr,Ian M. Thom

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Limited

ISBN: 9781553652298

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 141

View: 1297

While studying art in London, Emily Carr seriously undermined her health and was sent to a sanatorium for a complete rest cure. Bridling at the hospital’s rules, which prohibited excitement of any kind, the always rebellious Carr proceeded to make friends, raise birds, and cause trouble. In words and enchanting sketches, Carr presents a funny, poignant account of her 18-month convalescence.

Inside Art Direction: Interviews and Case Studies


Author: Steven Brower

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472569113

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 7709

For many design students, the expectation is that they will one day reach the top of the ladder within a design studio or corporation and become an art director. But what does this mean and how does a design student get there? What does an art director do? How is it different from being a designer? How does one lead and inspire a team, work with freelance designers, illustrators and photographers? Inside Art Direction answers all these questions for design students and professionals alike. Through interviews with 18 art directors working in a range of different industries from books and magazines to music and film to web and app design, students learn about how they got to where they are, what the art director's job really entails, and receive advice about the future of art direction. In the 28 case studies, illustrators, art directors and editors discuss specific assignments that they worked on, how they came up with ideas and the process of getting to the final result. With practical, hands-on advice, tips and art direction assignments that students can try out, Inside Art Direction provides insights about this fascinating field.



Author: Joseph Pike

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408119404

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 8330

A charming look at Chester as it was in 1920.

The Fragile Edge

Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific


Author: Julia Whitty

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618197163

Category: Nature

Page: 292

View: 8608

A master diver and author of A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga describes the lush underwater world of the coral reefs off Rangiroa in French Polynesia, a teeming habitat in which hammerhead sharks rule, and the cutting-edge diving techniques that are extending human understanding of the ocean world.



Author: Lachlan Blackley

Publisher: Laurence King Pub

ISBN: 9781856695022

Category: Design

Page: 190

View: 7982

Wallpaper is an explosive celebration of trusty old wallpaper's remarkable comeback. No longer used exhaustively to cover cracks and imperfections in crumbling plaster, wallcoverings are now a means of expressing individuality. Fashionistas, illustrators, interior and graphic designers have taken note--the new wallpaper is blurring the division between art and interior decoration. Graphic designers and illustrators are using walls as their canvases, while fashion and textile designers are transferring their fabric prints to paper.Featuring colour photographs and original design material and accompanied by exclusive interviews, Wallpaper is a showcase of fresh and innovative wallpaper designs from 50 international artists working in different fields. Artists include Geoff McFetridge, Destroy Rockcity, Kam Tang, Erotic Dragon and many more. The book is beautifully designed, with a special double-sided jacket that folds out into a poster.

Steven Universe Deluxe Hardcover Blank Sketchbook: Rebecca Sugar Edition


Author: Insight Editions

Publisher: Insights

ISBN: 9781683835653

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 3879

Celebrate your love of Steven Universe with this deluxe sketchbook featuring exclusive content from show creator Rebecca Sugar! Let the colorful characters of Steven Universe inspire your creativity with this gorgeous sketchbook. Featuring an exclusive foreword from show creator Rebecca Sugar along with whimsical drawings from her and the show's other artists, this sketchbook invites Steven Universe fans to bring out their inner artist within its blank pages.

Architects' Sketchbooks


Author: Will Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935202462

Category: Architecture

Page: 351

View: 2303

Collects pages from the private sketchbooks of architects and studios from around the world, and includes comments from the artists as well as details on how they use sketching to evolve inspirations and concepts into more developed ideas.

Interior Design


Author: John F. Pile

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132408905

Category: Architecture

Page: 608

View: 9899

For one/two-semester introductory courses in Interior Design. A comprehensive, applications-oriented introduction to the evolving field of interior design, with a focus on the challenges facing designers in the 21st century. Emphasizing good solutions to real problems by examining best practices from the past and present, the author details case studies using a broad range of projects from modest home and work-place designs, to public areas, to full professional involvement in large commercial spaces.

John Young

the sketchbooks


Author: Susan Yim

Publisher: N.A



Page: 159

View: 5099

Fashion Sketchbook


Author: Bina Abling

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781501328190

Category: Design

Page: 480

View: 5385

"A bible of drawing techniques for fashion design." Wendy Moody, Anglia Ruskin University, UK Learn how to draw fashion images that communicate design ideas and details. With more than 3,000 color illustrations and updated instructions, the book shows you how to draw women, men, and children, pose the figure, develop the fashion head and face, sketch accessories, add garment details, and prepare flats and specs. Learn more advanced techniques for rendering color, fabrics, and embellishments, from houndstooth and velvet to feathers and fringe. The author's detailed, easy-to-follow lessons are have clear diagrams and runway photographs to help you develop your drawing skills. PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501328268.

Animation Sketchbooks


Author: Laura Heit

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452119700

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 7945

In Animation Sketchbooks, fifty of the leading contemporary talents working in independent animation offer a glimpse into their private sketchbooks. During the conceptual stages of their projects, these groundbreaking and award-winning artists employ a variety of mediums to exercise their creativity, including pencil, paint, collage, puppetry, and photography. Each artist shares a selection of their craft along with personal insights into their influences and the artistic processes behind their unique sketches, character studies, storyboards, and doodles. The range of visions and techniques on display provide endless inspiration and allow a rare insight into the scope of the animator's art.

Animals at Home

Match 27 Animals to Their Homes


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786270276


Page: 56

View: 2076

Match a rabbit to its warren, a fox to her den and a hamster to his hutch in this colourful matching game. Including 25 animals and 25 different homes, your task it to help each animal find its nest, den, shell or burrow as quickly as you can!