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A fuel cell powered backpack and clothes made from sonic fabric are just two of the innovative ideas included in Green Design. By examining how companies such as American Apparel and Lego have been able to understand their places in the business world as places in the physical world, Green Design shows how designers and companies that take progressive, creative approaches to products and product marketing can satisfy bottom lines as they maintain environmental and social values.
Author: Mark Batty ; Regular price: $34.95 - our discounted price: $23.77 :: Published by: Mark Batty Publisher; Hardcover; 192 pages; web rating: 5; us ; Department: Pop Culture
Brandjam: Humanizing Brands Through Emotional Design.
A breakthrough book by the author of the best-selling Emotional Branding and Citizen Brand
* Insider's look at creating powerful, compelling brands and identities * Exciting new ideas for using design to drive consumers to embrace brands
The Brandjam concept is about innovation, intuition, and risk. Gobé explains how design is the "instrument" companies can use for jazzing up a brand--how design puts the face on the brand and creates an irresistible message that connects buyers to the product in a visceral way. Using jazz as his metaphor, he shows how the instinctive nature of the creative process leads to unusual solutions that make people gravitate toward a brand and make brands resonate with people by bringing more joy into their lives. It explores how design represents the personality of a company and provides its window to the world. Brandjam is an inspiration for brands and people as it reveals the transforming impact brands have on their audience.
Brandjam: Humanizing Brands Through Emotional Design. Author: Marc Gobe ; Regular price: $24.95 ; Published by: Allworth Press; Hardcover; 288 pages; web rating: ; us ; Department: marketing, design, product design
Dot-font: Talking About Design (Dot-Font)
The 21st century promises no shortage of technological advances that will permit people to rethink how they used to go about tasks long a part of life, from doing laundry to desigining a typeface. Mark Batty Publisher proudly announces the first two titles in an ongoing series that will track, respond to and engage with the issues and possibilities of 21st century graphic design and typography, culling information from the sources that create, implement and make popular these innovations. These first two books, dot-font: talking about fonts and dot-font: talking about design, comprise essays written by John Berry on the respective topics. Whether discussing the work of Matthew Carter, Gerard Unger or Sumner Stone, or investigating the page layout of voter pamphlets or the use of letterpress in the digital age, Berry's understanding of the past provides the perfect context to take issues of design and typography into the future. John Berry is a graphic designer and the former editor of U&lc. He has written extensively on design and typography.
Dot-font: Talking About Design (Dot-Font) Author: John D. Berry -- Regular price: $16.95 * Published by: Mark Batty Publisher; Paperback; 128 pages; web rating: ; us * Department: Art History, Typography
Dot-font: Talking About Fonts
The 21st century promises no shortage of technological advances that will permit people to rethink how they used to go about tasks long a part of life, from doing laundry to desigining a typeface. Mark Batty Publisher proudly announces the first two titles in an ongoing series that will track, respond to and engage with the issues and possibilities of 21st century graphic design and typography, culling information from the sources that create, implement and make popular these innovations.
These first two books, dot-font: talking about fonts and dot-font: talking about design, comprise essays written by John Berry on the respective topics. * John Berry is a graphic designer and the former editor of U&lc. He has written extensively on design and typography.
Dot-font: Talking About Fonts (Dot-Font)
Author: John D. Berry ; Regular price: $16.95 - our discounted price:
Published by: Mark Batty Publisher; Paperback; 128 pages; web rating: ; us ; Department: Typography
Madonna of the Toast
by Buzz Poole
All over the world people cherish different beliefs. Regardless if these beliefs are rooted in religion or popular culture, a true believer cannot be swayed. So, when Mother Teresa surfaces on a cinnamon bun, the manifestation turns into an event that attracts global attention. Madonna of the Toast documents what happens when religious and secular icons appear on such things as pancakes, potato chips and cows. As Buzz Poole writes,
"Whether on the level of sacrosanct devotion or pop culture kitsch, these forms become as relevant as the world's finest art because they compel people to react; the objects in this book, emblazoned with faces and symbols recognized the world over, have been appraised at stunningly high sums, been toured around the globe and have inspired people to travel, pray and steal."
Madonna of the Toast Author: Buzz Poole ; Regular price: $14.95 ; Published by: Mark Batty Publisher; Paperback; 95 pages; web rating: 5; us ; Department: grapic design, society, cults
- (DTP) QuarkXPress to InDesign: Face to Face - Moving from Quark to InDesign? Adobe hasn't really screwed up as badly as you think... once you have this book
- (DTP) Adobe InDesign CS/CS2 Breakthroughs - InDesign for CS2 just the facts... get this one for sure
- (DTP) Adobe Creative Suite 2 Classroom in a Book - Here's the whole suite in the easy to learn classroom setting
- Basics Design: Layout - Here's a spectacular visual treat for both beginner and veteran of design layout. Required reading at better design schools.
- Basic Design: Format (Basics) - This series will provide design students and anyone with an interest in creativity with an indispensable reference tool and a thorough knowledge of the building blocks of Graphic Design.
- (DTP) Adobe InDesign CS2 Bible (Bible) - In the true tradition of the 'Bible' books, this 900+ page book brings you everything you need to make the most of the software that's fast becoming the dominant professional tool.
- (DTP) Adobe Acrobat 7 PDF Bible - Acrobat has developed into a complicated and powerful publishing solution. If you want to learn it well, you'll need the Bible.
- (DTP) Before and After Graphics for Business - This is one of the books we classify as "must have" for designers and desktop publishers. (Review includes PDF sample chapters)
- (DTP) Goodbye Gutenberg: - by Valerie Kirschenbaum: Goodbye Gutenberg is more than just a book - it's a cultural heirloom for your family
- (DTP) Adobe InDesign CS One-on-One - by Deke McClelland: Deke turns his sights to Adobe InDesign CS
- The New Graphic Design School - by Alan Swann:
- Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design - by Steven Heller: must-read for design professionals
- Creating a Newsletter in Adobe InDesign - Simple, direct, step-by-step instructions
- Moving to Adobe InDesign - From QuarkXPress, PageMaker to InDesign
- Real World Adobe Acrobat Pro 6 - all the new features in Adobe's Acrobat
Have you ever been ripped off? Do you really know how much to charge? Read and heed these design and creative business warnings The difference between getting by, and getting ahead!
- Keeping up with design trends and getting inside the heads of influential designers is an essential part of any designers ongoing challenge of staying fresh. Get a fresh, creative shot in the arm!
How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design - Not since McLuhan's THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE has a book compressed so many ideas into so few pages.
Noted author, teacher and graphic designer Ronnie Lipton shares the most important considerations when designing publications that span across different cultures. Required Reading!
Superb Design books from AVA Publishing... knockout design, Swiss quality
- Idea Revolution by Clare Warmke - Editor's Choice
- The Arts & Crafts Computer by Janet Ashford - Editor's Choice
- Color Harmony 2: A Guide to Creative Color Combinations
- Color Decoration & Illumination in Calligraphy: Techniques & Projects
- Color Harmony Workbook: Guide to Creative Color Combinations
- Going Digital: An Artist's Guide to Digital Illustration
- The Non-Designer's Design Book, Second Edition - If you want to learn more about design, but don't have the time or desire to actually study it, then this is the book for you.
- Identity Solutions: How to Create Effective Brands With Letterheads, Logos and Business Cards - There's only one opportunity to make a first impression--and when business materials and messages represent a company, identity is it.
- Design Basics for Creative Results - A proven winner in its first edition, Design Basics for Creative Results highlights the fundamental rules of the design profession and showcases their spectacular visual execution.
- A Practical Guide to Digital Design: Designing with Your Computer Made Easy - Whether you use a computer for design work in a professional or personal capacity, the concepts and techniques presented here provide a strong foundation for improving the flow and harmony of your designs.
- Before & After - McWade delivers a beautifully clear, cohesive, and elegant primer on page design.
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