Thirty-one eye-catching illustrations set against natural elements and patterns: tulips, daffodils, roses, and bamboo, as well as waves, crescents, geometric shapes, and more. Previously published as Beautiful Butterfly Designs.
New Book Design showcases the most interesting, influential, and accomplished book designs from the last ten years.It features over 100 titles published around the world, each chosen for their outstanding design qualities, from the publications of large mainstream publishers to those of small independent companies -- and even those from individual artists. Included in its pages are lavishly produced books with unconventional formats and unusual print techniques as well as less flamboyant publications produced for various different markets. A wide variety of books are featured, from paperback novels to architectural monographs, from text-based to profusely-illustrated books. Divided into four main sections -- "Packaging," "Navigation," "Layout," and "Specification" -- the book examines each facet of book design: cover design; contents and structure; image usage; grids; typography; paper; printing; and binding. Clear photography captures each featured book, and interviews with prominent book designers, art directors, and publishers provide extra insight. New Book Design is sure to provide a rich source of inspiration to book designers and bibliophiles alike.
Landing a job in graphic design or multimedia starts with the creation of a portfolio that showcases a student's best work. With sample portfolios, interviews with leaders in graphic design and advertising industries, and step-by-step instruction for creating professional print and digital portfolios, this book helps students successfully transition from design student to design professional. Now fully updated, it is the only guide to creating job-winning print-based and digital portfolios specifically for graphic designers.
In an industry burdened by complex technical issues, confusing practices, and a huge learning curve, Book Design and Production makes it easy. This is a one-stop resource to help authors and publishers find clear explanations of every facet of making a book a reality. Lucid descriptions cover editing, parts of a book, typefaces, design, layout, choosing a designer, selecting a printer, and more. This is the reference that every author/publisher needs.
The unique patterns of snowflakes are limitless — and so are the coloring possibilities this beautiful book has to offer! Here are 30 expertly rendered illustrations of nature's most dazzling creations, as individual flakes and in scattered storms. Simply add your creative spirit to this blizzard of designs and watch each snowflake flutter to life.
The bestselling graphic design reference, updated for the digital age Meggs' History of Graphic Design is the industry's unparalleled, award-winning reference. With over 1,400 high-quality images throughout, this visually stunning text guides you through a saga of artistic innovators, breakthrough technologies, and groundbreaking developments that define the graphic design field. The initial publication of this book was heralded as a publishing landmark, and author Philip B. Meggs is credited with significantly shaping the academic field of graphic design. Meggs presents compelling, comprehensive information enclosed in an exquisite visual format. The text includes classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and the advent of postmodern design. This new sixth edition has also been updated to provide: The latest key developments in web, multimedia, and interactive design Expanded coverage of design in Asia and the Middle East Emerging design trends and technologies Timelines framed in a broader historical context to help you better understand the evolution of contemporary graphic design Extensive ancillary materials including an instructor's manual, expanded image identification banks, flashcards, and quizzes You can't master a field without knowing the history. Meggs' History of Graphic Design presents an all-inclusive, visually spectacular arrangement of graphic design knowledge for students and professionals. Learn the milestones, developments, and pioneers of the trade so that you can shape the future.
This unique publication represents the next metamorphosis in butterfly coloring! Thirty abstract illustrations of winged beauties are set against a variety of patterns inspired by textile designs: waves, crescents, more.
More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s
Author: Kristen Rengren
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
While working as a vintage clothing dealer, combing through estate sales and eBay listings, longtime knitter Kristen Rengren amassed hundreds of knitting pattern booklets from 1920 through 1960. Now a knitwear designer, Rengren brings us the result of her combined passions in Vintage Baby Knits, a charming collection of more than 40 contemporary updates of timeless baby patterns. Projects range from small, quick-to-knit items like hats, booties, and shrugs to larger, more challenging designs for sweaters, onesies, and dresses, including a lace christening gown. Beautiful photographs capture a bevy of adorable babies and toddlers wearing these knitted treasures. Also included are sidebars on baby fashion and knitting culture in this bygone era, and a complete reference section. Destined to be a classic itself, Vintage Baby Knits promises family heirlooms for 21st-century babies. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
Everything You Need to Know to Create Beautiful, Professional-Looking Gift Baskets for All Occasions
Author: Shirley Frazier
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
When she published her first book about starting a home-based gift basket business, Shirley George Frazier blazed the trail for other home-based business owners coast to coast. She also tapped a growing demand for gift baskets, the all-occasion solution for personalized and memorable presents. Her business was such a phenomenon that Frazier turned her experiences into a book to instruct readers how to make these baskets themselves, combining the creative with the practical and even providing designs for those who wanted to start their own business! This all-new revised edition features: *distinctive holiday ideas *alternate containers for gift baskets *new gift baskets geared for: the techie, the college student, the pet lover, and more! Shirley George Frazier is also the author of MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR THE HOME-BASED BUSINESS (November “07) and HOW TO START A HOME-BASED GIFT BASKET BUSINESS, 4th edition. She is a business owner and marketing expert who appears at small-business workshops across the country, and is often featured on TV network shows as an expert on home-based businesses.
Carolyn Cave offers jewelry makers 25+ creative stitched projects that showcase twin beads. With many different stitches being used, stitchers will be able to choose their favorite techniques, and then focus is on the end result: beautiful, wearable pieces. In addition to the twin beads, Carolyn also mixes in other beads and materials for truly creative results. There is also a wide variety of projects stitchers will make including bracelets, rings, earrings, ropes, and pendants. Bead stitchers are looking for projects using the latest bead shapes, and this book’s focus on SuperDuos and twin beads hits the spot.