Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design

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Rockport Publishers, May 1, 2007 - Computers - 240 pages
6 Reviews
New in Paperback! An inspired resource for creating excellent layouts

Layout Workbook is one of five volumes in Rockport's series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. In this edition, author Kristin Cullen tackles the often perplexing job of nailing down a layout that works.

More than a collection of great examples of layout, this book is an invaluable resource for students, designers, and creative professionals who seek design understanding and inspiration. The book illuminates the broad category of layout, communicating specifically what it takes to design with excellence. It also addresses the heart of design-the how and why of the creative process.

Cullen approaches layout with a series of step-by-step fundamental chapters (a "how-to" of layout) addressing topics such as The Function of Design, Inspiration, The Design Process, Intuition, Structure and Organization, The Interaction of Visual Elements, Typography, and Design Analysis. The book offers inspirational quotations and a unique, progressive design that truly reflects its content.

  

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Review: Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design

User Review  - Black Elephants - Goodreads

The Layout Workbook is really just a fun and pretty book to flip through. The writing can be inspirational but it doesn't really go into depth. There are great examples of beautiful layout design. Read full review

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User Review  - naplesgraphics - Overstock.com

I read this book cover to cover in three days, and now use it for reference! Great subject matter and all bases covered. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
19
Section 3
21
Section 4
25
Section 5
42
Section 6
53
Section 7
149
Section 8
151
Section 10
165
Section 11
168
Section 12
169
Section 13
175
Section 14
191
Section 15
203
Section 16
211
Copyright

Section 9
162

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About the author (2007)

Kristin Cullen teaches graphic design at the University of Cincinnati and has also taught at the University of Illinois and the Rhode Island School of Design. For years, she worked as a designer at award-winning Chicago design firms, where she created a wide range of communication materials. Kristin lives in Cincinnati, OH.

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