The antidote to mass production and the infiltration of technological media into our daily lives, handmade arts continue to grow in appeal and practice providing a one-of-a-kind feel to their creative output. Designers who have the skills to harness their talents in this arena are able to create unique and sought after designs while responding to current market or product trends. This book explores the work of groundbreaking designers who are applying the personal touch to their work in a variety of media and materials. From typography and visual identity to posters - prepare to be inspired!
Literally meaning cute, kawaii embraces various elements of Japanese visual culture that reflect this aesthetic. While not a new phenomenon, its prevalence continues to grow, gathering new fans and admirers of all ages and influencing contemporary art and popular culture around the globe. Kawaii Design collects the work of approximately 30 young artists and designers as they each bring their own unique voice to an interpretation of the concept both in text and in form. From graphic to product design, illustration, toys and installation art - the manifestations are endless. Join the movement!
The Russian-born, Paris-based artist Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) is best known for his incomparably styled fashion and theater designs of the 1910s and 1920s. From 1915 to 1936 Erté was associated withHarper´s Bazar, furnishing readers with fashion designs, cover art, and word-pictures of the European fashion scenes. This book is a selection of Erté´s remarkable work forHarper´s Bazar, including 310 of his line drawings and 8 full-color images as well as selections from his letters for the magazine. Of these drawings, 12 have been reproduced directly from the original pen drawings at original size for this edition.In the illustrations, Erté shows gowns, coats, pajamas, hats, and accessories of all sorts and for each season. Tassels, fur muffs, capes, hair stylings, and other extravagant flourishes are second nature to Erté in these designs. The drawings themselves are striking evocations of the temptress type of feminine allure, and are works of art in their own right whose exotic styles are inseparable from the style of the fashions they depict. The originalHarper´s captions have been reprinted with each illustration.This selection from Erté´s work has been made by Stella Blum, Curator of the Metropolitan Museum´s Costume Institute, who has chosen the illustrations both for their interest as art and for their importance in the development of fashion. Copies ofHarper´s Bazar from the years of Erté´s great work are very hard to find today, and students of fashion, fashion illustration, and others interested in Erté will find this a most welcome collection.Dover (1976) original publication.
This publication explores and analyzes a very special kind of design ? the phenomenon, as normal as it is wonderful, in which people with no formal training in design take things that have already been designed and reuse them, convert them to new uses, in short, ´´misuse´´ them in the very best sense of the word. Non-intentional design (NID) goes on every day, in every area of life, in every region of the world. Redesign through reuse makes things multifunctional and cleverly combines them to generate new functions. It is often reversible, resource-friendly, improvisational, innovative, and economical. It can become a source of inspiration for design, provided professional designers look up and take notice of what actually happens to all the things they design when they are used. Diese Publikation erforscht und analysiert eine ganz besondere Form von Design: das ebenso normale wie wunderbare Phänomen, dass Menschen ohne Designanspruch bereits gestaltete Dinge umnutzen, anders nutzen, im besten Sinne ´´missbrauchen´´. Nicht Intentionales Design (NID) findet täglich, in jeder Lebenssphäre, in allen Teilen der Welt statt. Diese Umgestaltung durch Umnutzung macht die Dinge multifunktional, kombiniert mit kluger Erfindung neue Funktionen. Sie ist häufig reversibel, ressourcenschonend, improvisierend, innovativ, preiswert. Für das Design kann es zu einer Quelle der Inspiration werden, wenn die professionellen Designer erst einmal wahrnehmen, was im praktischen Gebrauch mit all den gestalteten Dingen tatsächlich geschieht.
Lucius Burckhardt (1925-2003) erweiterte mit seiner Formel ´´Design ist unsichtbar´´ den Designbegriff. Was nutzt die schönste Straßenbahn, wenn sie nachts nicht fährt? Der Schweizer Soziologe und Erfinder der Spaziergangswissenschaft plädierte für die Einbeziehung des Fahrplans bzw. unsichtbarer sozialer Zusammenhänge, Lebensformen und Handlungsweisen in den Entwurf und die Gestaltung. Das zieht nicht nur eine komplexere Wahrnehmung und Formgebung unserer Umwelt nach sich, sondern führt zwangsläufig auch zu anderen Formen der Ausbildung und neuen Lehrstoffen in den entwerfenden Berufen Architektur, Planung oder Design. Dieses Buch versammelt Texte von Lucius Burckhardt zur Gestaltung, Lehre und Studium, die seit 1960 entstanden sind.
In this updated and expanded edition of his bestselling guide to logo design, Irish graphic designer David Airey includes an entirely new chapter on how to develop an iconic brand identity from concept to completion using real world case studies from A-list designers. This fully revised edition also includes more of just about everything that made the first edition so great: more case studies, more sketches, more logos, more tips for working with clients, more insider stories, and more useful information for getting the job and getting it done right. David not only shares his experiences working with clients, including sketches and final results of his successful designs, but uses the work of many well-known designers to explain why well-crafted brand identity systems are important, how to create iconic logos and brand identities, and how to best work with clients to achieve success as a designer. Contributors include Gerard Huerta, who designed the logos for Time magazine and Waldenbooks; Lindon Leader, who created the current FedEx brand identity system as well as the CIGNA logo; Sagmeister & Walsh, Moving Brands, and many more. In this book, you?ll learn: Best practices for extending a logo into an entire brand identity system Why one logo is more effective than another How to create your own iconic designs What sets some designers above the rest 30 practical design tips for creating logos that last Product Description Completely updated and expanded, the second edition of David Airey?s Logo Design Love contains more of just about everything that made the first edition so great: more case studies, more sketches, more logos, more tips for working with clients, more insider stories, and more practical information for getting the job and getting it done right. Completely updated and expanded, the second edition of David Airey´s Logo Design Love contains more of just about everything that made the first edition so great: more case studies, more sketches, more logos, more tips for working with clients, more insider stories, and more practical information for getting the job and getting it done right. Logo Design Love shows students how to develop an iconic brand identity from start to finish, using client case studies from renowned designers. In the process, he reveals how designers create effective briefs, generate ideas, charge for their work, and collaborate with clients. David not only shares his personal experiences working on identity projects?including sketches and final results of his own successful designs?he also uses the work of many well-known designers such as Paula Scher, who designed the logos for Citi and Microsoft Windows, and Lindon Leader, creator of the current FedEx identity, as well as work from leading design studios, including Moving Brands, Pentagram, MetaDesign, Sagmeister & Walsh, and many more. In Logo Design Love, students learn: * Best practices for extending a logo into a complete brand identity system * Why one logo is more effective than another * How to create their own iconic designs * What sets some designers above the rest * 31 practical design tips for creating logos that last
Seven years after the publication of Graphic Design: The New Basics, coauthors Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips have updated the book with current content and extended key sections. The revised and updated edition will replace 64 pages of the original book with new content and include 16 additional pages, featuring new examples of student and professional work throughout the book, new chapters on Visualizing Data, Typography, Modes of Representation, and Gestalt Principles, as well as additional material for the chapters on Color, Herarchy, and Grids and expanded didactic material throughout.
Set Design For Printed Matter explores the endless possibilities and powerful impact of using the materials and techniques of set design in graphic design projects. From editorial projects, posters, and flyers to illustrations for magazines or advertising campaigns, this inspirational volume features a variety of playful international projects by the most respected professionals in the field. The works featured are sure to inspire graphic designers to conceptualize, create, and innovate. In an era of ubiquitous digital images, handmade designs carry unexpected force and creativity. Set design is more than prop building; it is a combination of craftsmanship, creativity, and styling in which textures, colors, and shapes all play a part in creating an image that conventional graphic design techniques simply cannot achieve. By deploying complex paper techniques and materials as well as an infinite variety of objects, the results create a world in which imagination and reality overlap unexpectedly.
In diesem Buch geht es um gutes Design, das eine Bedeutung und einen bleibenden Wert hat. Doch wie erschafft man ´´gutes Design´´? Darüber haben sich schon viele Gestalter und Designtheoretiker Gedanken gemacht. David Carlson fasst in seinem leicht lesbaren roten Buch die sieben Grundregeln für relevante Gestaltung zusammen und schafft es auf verblüffend einfache Weise, die Gedanken des Lesers auf das Wesentliche zu lenken. Dieses kleine aber sehr gehaltvolle Buch hat das Zeug zu einem Klassiker, denn es bietet einen leichten Zugang zu einem komplexen Thema, das uns alle betrifft. Carlson versteht Design und Kreativität als strategische und ganzheitliche Tools, die weit über das Dekorative und Verkaufsfördernde hinaus gehen und einen festen Platz im Alltag haben. Ein wertvoller Leitfaden für Designer und Laien, Firmen und Institutionen, Lehrer und Studenten, die ihren Designs mehr Sinn verleihen wollen.
At a time when the market for well-made, innovative objects for children is undergoing a transformative ? and global ? explosion, Design for Children documents the evolution of design for babies, toddlers, and beyond. The book spotlights more than 450 beautiful, creative, stylish, and clever examples of designs created exclusively for kids ? from toys, furniture, and tableware to textiles, lights, and vehicles.
Eine umfassende Einführung in das Weben für alle, die ein breites Spektrum an Stoffen von Grund auf neu entwerfen und produzieren möchten. Von den einfachsten Leinwandbindungen über Köperbindungen, texturierte Bindungen wie Krepp- und Kordelgewebe bis hin zu komplizierteren Designs mit extra eingewebten Fäden. Das Buch zeigt zahlreiche Beispiele und ist mit Webplänen und Projekten von zeitgenössischen Designern illustriert.