Graphic Design Cookbook: Mix & Match Recipes for Faster, Better Layouts

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Chronicle Books, 2001 - Design - 142 pages
With 100,000 copies sold, Graphic Design Cookbook is one of the most useful all-purpose resources for designers and anyone who wants to create a dynamic layout for magazines, newsletters, books, posters, and other media. Now released with a fresh new cover, its more than a thousand line drawings illustrate effective design devices, type treatments, spatial solutions, and pictorial presentations, allowing examination and comparison of various options in no time. The Graphic Design Cookbook can be opened to virtually any page for instant access to great ideas. As a catalyst for cooking up endless new design recipes, this classic goes on inspiring one generation of designers to the next.
 

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Koren and Meckler are brilliant. I have used their cookbook as a supplement in my document design class for 12 years and my students adore it.
Every graphic designer should have a copy nearby
, just in case. Anytime I am stuck for layout ideas, I crack open my own copy and, within minutes, I can stark working.
Prof SB Zwickel
University of Wisconsin
 

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A wonderful cheat sheet of layouts, objects, relations, and other brainstorm-y materiel. Read full review

Contents

How to Use THIS BOOK
11
Word Page Border Devices
24
Division of Page into Rectilinear Boxes
37
Comic Captioning Systems
52
Folios
56
Orienting on Page with Letters
65
One Column Regular Text Blocks
74
Text Blocks Interspersed with Other Elements
81
Radical Initial Caps
93
Establishing Hierarchy with Gray Tones
102
Coupons Clipouts
110
Cataloging Systems with Images
116
Planes
124
Edges of Images
131
Visual Equations
137
Copyright

Beginning Text Devices
87

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About the author (2001)

Leonard Koren was the publisher and creative director of Wet magazine and is the author of New Fashion Japan and 283 Useful Ideas from Japan.

R. Wippo Meckler is an award-winning print designer who has designed magazines such as WET, Mademoiselle, PC Week, and MacUser. He is currently president of Re:Design, Inc., a web design/development agency in New York City.

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