Graphic Design & Reading: Explorations of an Uneasy Relationship

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Allworth Press, 2000 - Design - 221 pages
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In this eclectic collection, thought-provoking essays from a wide range of perspectives explore the multifaceted interaction between graphic design and reading. The writings discuss various kinds of established reading patterns-from magazine browsing to online reading to contemplating a one-word poster. All of these settings for graphic design, and many more, offer springboards for investigating the complex relationship between typography and content-a fascinating exploration for graphic designers, teachers, and students.

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This collection explores the relationship between reading and the graphic arts, that is, the art of the printed page. The 18 essays some less readable than others are written by a variety of ... Read full review

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Gunnar Swanson heads Gunnar Swanson Design Office and is an award-winning graphic designer and marketing consultant with over twenty years' experience in the field. His design writings have appeared in How, Print, Design Issues, and the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, among others, and in The Education of a Graphic Designer, Looking Closer 2, and The Education of a Graphic Designer (all published by Allworth Press). He is the director of the multimedia program at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California and has served on the faculties of the University of Minnesota Duluth, the University of California Davis, and Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles. He lives in Ventura, California.

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