Stripes

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RotoVision, 2006 - Design - 256 pages
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Communicating with Pattern : Stripes presents designers from every discipline with a complete vocabulary of stripes, decoding their various meanings and presenting a unique history of this classic pattern. Look inside and you will find on unrivalled source of creative inspiration, explaining the language and usage of stripes, and exploring their influence in visual communication. This fact-pocked, beautifully illustrated handbook is also a sourcebook of hundreds of ideas for the imaginative use of stripes in every type of design, featuring examples of stripes in graphics, art, fashion, product design, interiors, architecture, retail, and information design. Why are school ties striped ? Why are multicolored stripes fun ? How do bar codes work ? How do stripes warn us of danger ? These are just some of the questions answered in this inspiring book that will open your eyes to the creative possibilities offered to designers by communicating with stripes. While Communicating with Pattern : Stripes is a unique look at how we design and communicate with o single pattern, it is only the first in a series that forms a "bible of pattern" for designers from every walk of life. Other fines in the Communicating with Pattern series will include Circles and Dots ; and Squares, Checks, and Grids.

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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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