Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design (Google eBook)

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Rockport Publishers, May 1, 2007 - Computers - 240 pages
9 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  - Katie - Goodreads

Ironically, I wasn't a fan of the layout of this book. I did enjoy the examples, and the educational sections were very informative. Read full review

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

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Great explanations and the book provides many great portfolios of work to reference in future design projects. 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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