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Graphic Design School

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

David Dabner


An essential foundation course for graphic designers working in digital media, print and moving image

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Regularly revised and in print for over twenty years, this practical resource for students is used in graphic design classes in Europe, the UK and the USA. Graphic Design School 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 second section closes with an overview of some of the different career choices open to students entering the graphic design field.

This new edition features over forty new images, updated reading lists and expert voices referencing a more diverse set of practitioners, and is as packed as ever with exercises, tutorials, and real-world graphic design briefs. Examples are taken from all media – digital media, websites, magazines, books and corporate brand identities. It remains a must-have book for anyone starting in graphic design.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: Eighth edition

Size: 22.2 x 22.2 cm

Extent: 208 pp

Illustrations: 50

Publication date: 19 October 2023

ISBN: 9780500297421

About the Author

Abbie Vickress is senior lecturer for MA Graphic Communication Design at
Central Saint Martins in London and teaches BA Graphic Design at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Abbie revised the 6th and 7th editions. Sandra Stewart is Professor Emeritus, Graphic Design at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design faculty, US. David Dabner taught at the London College of Printing.