The designer's graphic stew : visual ingredients, techniques, and layout recipes for graphic designers /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Samara, Timothy
Format: Book
Published: Beverly, Mass. : Rockport Publishers, [2010]
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Table of Contents:
  • The designer as chef
  • How to use this book
  • Basic techniques
  • Preliminary prep
  • Graphic ingredients: Pictorial staples : icons, abstract forms, patterns, and varied image treatments ; Chromatic flavors : color palettes organized visually and by concept ; Typographic confections : typeface combinations, treatments, and embellishments ; Spatial presentations : grid structures, cropping strategies, and proportion concepts
  • Project recipes: Appetizers and takeout : cover designs, image-based advertisements, and website home pages ; First courses : simple editorial spreads, posters and advertising campaigns, and retail storefront display ; Large plate and entrees : packaging systems, content-rich websites, and extended publication formats ; The dessert tray : a selection of purely typographic solutions.