In today´s highly digital environment, the pleasure of the touch, smell and weight of paper as we hold it in our hands is taking on new value. In the graphic design sector, technology is taking giant steps forward, providing designers with increasingly sophisticated tools for producing high-impact designs. In this context, print publications are becoming exclusive objects, and this means that they need designs, textures and finishes that make them especially desirable. In the future, the publications that stand the test of time will be those which we wish to preserve because they feature the beauty of handmade objects. Page Design pays tribute to the tradition of print editorial design by focusing on its outstanding contemporary value. This volume offers a panorama of contemporary trends and styles through a selection of one hundred projects of different sizes, from flyers and magazines to posters, catalogues and books. The projects featured are defined by their composition, colours, typography and size, and each is a statement of aesthetic and conceptual principles that takes on a special power going beyond the purely visual when placed in readers´ hands. Containing case studies and tips and tricks, this book is full of ideas on page layout, interaction between sections and the optimum way to convey a message. It is a perfect reference work for designers that will rekindle readers´ love of books as objects with an enduring value.
Before and After Page Design: John McWade
Exploring layout design from the inside out, Flipping Pages offers an insightful look at what makes book design really sing. This useful book opens with its most practical chapter - Laid Out for all to See. Herein, the elements of an optimal layout design; from symmetry to composition, the use of grids, paragraph rules, and best practices for production-ready files are explained in great detail. The book then moves on to provide ample material designers can draw on for inspiration. These showcase sections of top-notch layout examples are offered both with and without overlaying grid systems. Finally, the book offers a glossary of terms followed by binding, folding and paper sizing resources.
The Challenges of Sustainable Product Design:Studies in Electronic Products Tom Page
Peter Paul Rubens as a Designer of Title Pages:Title Page Production and Design in the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century Gitta Bertram