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Graphic Design School

A Foundation Course for Graphic Designers Working in Print, Moving Image and Digital Media

David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, Eric Zempol, Abbie Vickress


‘Packed with practical guidance on all areas of graphic design’ New Design


The market-leading practical book for both students and small businesses Graphic Design School has been refreshed and updated throughout. The book is organized into two main sections, ‘principles’ and ‘practice’. The first section deals with the fundamentals of design, such as composition, hierarchy, layout, typography, grid structure, colour and so on. The second section puts these basics into practice, and gives information about studio techniques and production issues relevant to a number of different graphic design disciplines. The last part of the second section provides an overview of some of the different career choices open to students entering the graphic design field. New to this edition are two articles, one on User Experience Design (UX) and User Interface Design (UI), and one on Motion Graphics.

Packed with practical guidance on all areas of graphic design – from understanding the basics to devising an original concept and creating successful finished designs - Graphic Design School is a must-have book for anyone starting in graphic design.

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'Image-packed ... authoritative yet practical'
Computer Arts

'Exemplifies its own principles ... Dabner subscribes to the virtues of elegance, clarity and freedom from clutter'
The Times Higher Educational Supplement

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Format: Paperback

Edition Type: Sixth edition

Size: 22.2 x 22.2 cm

Extent: 208 pp

Publication date: 16 February 2017

ISBN: 9780500292853

About the Author

David Dabner teaches at the London College of Communication and is an experienced industry professional.

Sandra Stewart is the Associate Dean for Academics at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

List of Contributors

Eric Zempol, Abbie Vickress