Laurence King Publishing, 2006 - 256 pagine
A comprehensive and practical guide for students and experienced designers alike, this carefully structured text is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams. It takes the reader through every aspect of the subject, from the components that make up a book, to understanding how books are commissioned and created, to the intricacies of grid construction and choosing a typeface. The role of the designer is discussed, with advice on how to interpret a design brief, and guidance on type use, images and information graphics. The production process is also explained, with detailed information on reproduction, printing and binding.
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Past present and future
Creating a book 13
Approaching the design 23
Paper engineering 200
The book designers palette
Typographic palette 71
Additional material Styling the text 240
Editorial structure 101
Communicating through image 110
Covers and jackets 160
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