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Ten Principles for Good Design

Ten Principles for Good Design

Cees W. De Jong

Exquisitely produced to reflect Dieter Rams’ aesthetic philosophy, this book presents highlights from a forty-year career designing iconic consumer products that enhance our daily lives. For decades, anyone who cared about product design looked to the Braun label when choosing their appliances, radios, and other consumer items. Now Dieter Rams, the guiding force behind the Braun look, breaks down his design principles and processes in this elegant book. Enumerating each of his ten principles such as good design is innovative; good design is aesthetic; good design is useful, etc., this book presents one hundred items that embody these guidelines. Readers will find items that are familiar such as the ubiquitous coffee grinder but also those that are more unusual such as shelving systems and cigarette lighters. A fascinating essay places Dieter Rams in the context of modern design, from Bauhaus to Philip Johnson. Archival materials include photos of Rams’ design team and excerpts from his publications and speeches. The book closes with a chronological overview of design icons, categorized by function, that show the enormous breadth of Rams’ vision. Taken together, these images and texts offer the most comprehensive overview of Dieter Rams’ work to date and will serve as both a reference and an inspiration for anyone interested in how and why good design matters.Buy on Amazon

43,56€
Grid systems in graphic design

Grid systems in graphic design

Josef Müller-Brockmann

This book is suitable for those who work with automated text and image design. It shows examples of working correctly on a conceptual level. Exact directions for using all of the grid systems presented (8 to 32 grid fields) are given to the user. These can be used for the most varied of projects. The three-dimensional grid is treated as well. Put simply: a guidebook from the profession for the profession. The development of organisational systems in visual communication was the service and the accomplishment of the representatives of simple and functional typography and graphic design. In the 1920s in Europe, works already arose in the areas of typography, graphic design and photography with objectified conception and rigid composition. In 1961 a brief presentation of the grid with text and illustrations appeared for the first time in an earlier book by the author. Articles published mainly in trade journals then followed. This book now attempts to close a gap by giving examples and exact directions to the professional concerning all grid problems that can occur. The author, a world-renowned professional, thus offers his colleagues the tools to solve problems more easily.Buy on Amazon

37,77€
Mise en page (s), etc.

Mise en page (s), etc.

Damien Gautier

Ce livre de référence donne au lecteur une vision panoramique structurée et fournit des outils pratiques en décrivant précisément les paramètres à l'ouvre dans le travail de mise en page. Il présente ainsi les fondamentaux du métier, tout en les confrontant à la diversité et à la complexité d'une vaste sélection de travaux de graphistes contemporains. Mise en page(s), etc. explore tous les aspects de la composition d'un livre, d'une affiche ou d'un document promotionnel : de l'élaboration des grilles en passant par l'utilisation des couleurs et des caractères, jusqu'aux réglages typographiques fins. Des schémas commentés expliquent les termes techniques. Claire Gautier est enseignante à l'École supérieure de design Rhône-Alpes. Damien Gautier est graphiste, typographe, éditeur et enseignant aux Beaux-Arts de Lyon. Buy on Amazon

49,90€