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Keyword "Graphic Design" (with quotes)
Below is a list of 14 eBooks that contain the keyword phrase "graphic design". (There were lots more.) Click on the title to go to the catalog record. Then, if you want to view the book, click on "Drury electronic book; click to connect" in the middle of the page. You will have to be a Drury faculty, student, or staff member to login through the OCLC proxy server. Use your login as though it were Moodle or MyDrury. Search the catalog for additional titles. Click the little box for eBooks.
Art Chantry Speaks: a heretic's history of 20th century graphic design by
Publication Date: Port Townsend, WA : Feral House, 
There used to be a time when designers were trained in the history of composition. Now you just buy a f#$kin' piece of software and now you've become a designer. "Art Chantry . . . Is he a Luddite?" asks a Rhode Island School of Design poster promoting a Chantry lecture. "Or is he a graphic design hero?" For decades this avatar of low-tech design has fought against the cheap and easy use of digital software. Chantry's homage to expired technology, and his inspired use of Xerox machines and X-Acto blade cuts of printed material, created a much-copied style during the grunge period and beyond. Chantry's designs were published inSome People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry (Chronicle Books), exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre. Chantry has drawn upon his extraordinary collection of twentieth-century graphic art to create compelling histories of the forgotten and unknown on essays he originally posted on his Facebook page. These essays might lionize the unrecognized illustrators of screws, wrenches, and pipes in equipment catalogs. Other posts might reveal how some famous artists were undeservedly recognized. Art Chantry Speaks is the kind of opinionated art history you've always wanted to read but were never assigned.
Color Design Workbook: New, Revised Edition by
Publication Date: Laguna Hills : Quayside Publishing Group, 2017.
From the meanings behind colours to working with colour in presentations, Color Design Workbook provides readers with the vital information needed to apply colour creatively and effectively to design work.
The Confusion Between Art and Design: brain-tools versus body-tools by
Publication Date: Delaware : Vernon Press, 
In the past century the borders have blurred between art and design. Designers, artists, aestheticians, curators, art and design critics, historians and students all seem confused about these borders. Figurative painting was reduced to graphic design while still being called 'art'. Figurative sculpture was reduced to nonfunctional industrial design while being called 'sculpture'. This fundamental blunder resulted from total misunderstanding of the concept of "abstraction" by the founders of modern art. Comprehensive analysis shows that so-called "abstract art" is neither abstract nor art, but a very simple, even trivial, kind of design. In this book the prehistoric, philosophical, logical, historic and religious sources of the confusion between art and design are analyzed.A new and coherent conceptual framework is proposed, to distinguish between art and design. Nearly one hundred distinctions, contradistinctions and comparisons between art and design are presented, showing clearly that they are totally independent domains. Philosophy of art books are written by philosophers for philosophers, not for artists and designers; therefore they are irrelevant for the latter, especially for students who normally lack the necessary conceptual training. This book is not only for theoreticians but for art and design practitioners at all levels. This is a new kind of book: an illustrated philosophical book for the art and design world, which can make philosophical knowledge accessible and useful for solving real problems for designers and artists who are mostly visual rather than conceptual thinkers. The book contains over two hundred images; thus art and design people can easily follow the arguments and reasoning presented in this book in their own language; images. Lack of distinction between art and design harms both. Design is contaminated by the ills of modern art, while modern art cannot recover from its current stagnation whilst under the illusion that it is actually art rather than design.
The Designer's Dictionary of Colour [UK Edition] by
Publication Date: New York, NY : Abrams, 
The Designer's Dictionary of Colour provides an in-depth look at 30 colours key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in colour-by-colour sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing colour range and palette variations. Chapters detail each colour's creative history and cultural associations, with examples of colour use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian-whether the turquoise on a Reid Miles album cover or the avocado paint job on a 1970s Dodge station wagon. A practical and inspirational resource for designers and students alike, The Designer's Dictionary of Colour opens up the world of colour for all those who seek to harness its incredible power
Design School: Layout: a practical guide for students and designers by
Publication Date: Beverly, MA : Rockport Publishers, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2018
This instructive guide for students, recent graduates, and self-taught designers, provides a comprehensive introduction to creating and changing layouts, a crucially important skill in graphic design.
The Graphic Design Idea Book: inspiration from 50 masters by
Publication Date: London : Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2016.
This book serves as an introduction to the key elements of good design. Broken into sections covering the fundamental elements of design, key works by acclaimed designers serve to illustrate technical points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Themes covered include form, narrative, color, type and image, ornament, simplicity, and wit and humour. The result is an instantly accessible and easy to understand guide to graphic design using professional techniques.
Graphic Design Visionaries by
Publication Date: London : Laurence King Publishing, 2019
Featuring 75 of the world's most influential designers, this book presents the story of graphic design through the fascinating personal stories and significant works that have shaped the field. Arranged in chronological order, the book shows the development of design, from early innovators such as Edward McKnight Kauffer and Alexey Brodovitch to key figures of mid-century Swiss Design and corporate American branding. The book profiles masters of typography, such as Wim Crouwel and Neville Brody; visionary magazine designers, such as Leo Lionni and Cipe Pineles; designers who influenced the world of film, such as Saul Bass and Robert Brownjohn; and the creators of iconic poster work, such as Armin Hofmann, Rogério Duarte and Yusaku Kamekura. Combining insightful text and key visual examples, this is a dynamic and richly illustrated guide to the individuals whose vision has defined the world of graphic design.
New Mythologies in Design and Culture: reading signs and symbols in the visual landscape by
Publication Date: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
New Mythologies in Design and Culture is a series of essays that use familiar designs from our culture as a starting point to explore how design affects the way in which we interact with the world around us. Providing a practical guide to understanding design practice and an advanced critique on culture itself, and how design, graphics, history, consumerism and design philosophy combine to dictate the story of a particular product or logo. Taking inspiration from Roland Barthes seminal meditations on culture, New Mythologies in Design and Culture will provide a series of essays that take a significant and well known design, logo, magazine, sports uniform, architecture etc. as a starting point to open up a discussion on how design both reflects and shapes our perception on the world. The book is a timely project, with the modern study and practice of design requiring a far more complicated system of considerations in the development and manufacture of a product.
The Typography Idea Book: inspiration from 50 masters by
Publication Date: London : Laurence King Publishing, 2016.
Playing with typographic puzzle pieces is one of the joys of graphic design and typographers have many entertaining, esoteric, and eccentric options at their disposal.The Typography Idea Book presents 50 of the most inspiring approaches used by masters of the field from across the world, visible in all areas of popular culture. Beautifully illustrated, this book presents images from leading designers who use fonts, lettering, illustrations and digital media in all fields of the visual arts, including web design, logo design and branding. Geared towards helping you evolve different typographic styles,The Typography Idea Book contains none of the technical jargon or tired old rules found in traditional tutorials but is packed with practical techniques and iconic examples. From type transformation to abstraction, via overlapping, hand-lettering, vectorizing, novelty typefaces, and puns, discover all the brilliant ideas you could be bringing to your own designs.