Circles and Dots

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RotoVision, 2006 - Design - 256 pages
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Communicating with Pattern: Circles and Dots presents designers from every discipline with o complete vocabulary of circles in design, decoding their meanings and presenting a unique history of this classic pattern. This book is an unrivalled source of creative inspiration, explaining the language of circles and dots, and exploring their influence in visual communication. This fact-packed, beautifully illustrated handbook is also a sourcebook of hundreds of ideas for the imaginative use of circles in every type of design, featuring examples of circles, dots, and spheres in graphics, art, fashion, product design, furniture, interiors, architecture, retail, and information design. Circles are inclusive and embracing, while dots often signify rebellion and bold, counter-cultural statements. Why Is this? And how did circle-based designs such as the classic smiley evolve? These are just some of the questions answered in this inspiring book that will open your eyes to the creative design possibilities inherent in circles and dots, from polka dots, via Pointilism, to the dot in "dot com. "While communicating with Pattern: Circles and Dots is a unique look at how we communicate with a single pattern, it is just one volume in a series that forms a "bible of pattern" for designers from every walk of life. Other titles in the Communicating with Pattern series will include Stripes; and Squares, Checks and Grids.

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About the author (2006)

Mark Hampshire is a freelance brand consultant, and has previously worked in senior roles in Identica, In Real Life, Cato Consulting, and Carlton Television. Keith Stephenson is founding director of Absolute Zero Degrees design. His work ranges from contemporary wallpaper to book design, and he has designed and illustrated Mass-Market Classics: The Home and Bright Ideas: Professional Lighting Secrets for Your Home. They both live in London, UK

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