Information Graphics and Visual Clues

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Rockport Publishers, 2002 - Art - 208 pages
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Certain visual images scream their message to us loud and clear: a stop sign, a skull-and-crossbones, a handicapped parking sticker. The ability to take ideas and information and create visuals that allow us to "read" them is perhaps the most basic and difficult skill of the graphic designer.

Information Graphics and Visual Clues argues that this way of seeing and creating is one that is part innate and part learned -- and that without it, even the most technologically sophisticated designer is merely a technician. Through stunning visual images and highly accessible descriptions, the book explains the theory behind this type of visual "translation, " walks the reader through examples of graphics ranging from signs and logos to advertising, packaging, and events publicity, and explains how each image was conceived and why it succeeds.

With its vivid focus on how to actually convey ideas, this hands-on book shows how designers of every type or style of graphic work can become skilled visual translators.

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About the author (2002)

Ronnie Lipton teaches Journalism in George Washington University's publication specialist program and teaches graphic design at the University of Maryland.

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