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Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

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...A machine-readable representation of data. Developed by Bernard Silver in 1948–9, the barcode was inspired by Morse code with the dots and dashes extended into lines. There are different types of barcode: linear or 1D variations are made up...

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Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

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...A term or keyword attributed to a piece of information. Tagging helps aid retrieval and recognition. For example, image libraries give several tags to each image so that they can be found using different keywords. Webpages use meta tags...

Diagram

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

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...Diagram by Mark WiganA symbolic drawing such as a graph, schematic sketch, plan or chart intended to clarify and explain how something works. It also shows interactions and relationships between parts and the whole. Illustrators use...

Environmental Illustration

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

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...These are images from the Deptford Train Project in London designed by Studio Myerscough.Images created to contribute to wayfinding projects and signage displayed in an outdoor environment. Illustration is commissioned to communicate brand...

Large and Live External Data

Data-driven Graphic Design : Creative Coding for Visual Communication

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...“Data visualization is all about melding the visual and the conceptual.” The Data-Lived Life We live in a digitally connected, data-driven world. Sophisticated mobile technology allows people to connect with each other and to data like...

Typogram

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...The use of type to visually express an idea by something more than just the letters that constitute the word. In this example, ‘big’ is defined by being printed with a large type size, and ‘small’ through a small type size. However...

Advocacy

Derek Yates

Derek Yates is Programme Leader for Graphic Arts, Winchester School of Art, Southampton University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jessie Price

Jessie Price works as a researcher at the University of the Arts, UK, and as a freelance designer for numerous publishers, authors and arts professionals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Communication Design : Insights from the Creative Industries

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...I’m interested in using our communication skills to change the way things are.The tools of communication design have been used in the service of many causes, from political propaganda and charity fundraising to grassroots movements...

Safety, Speed and Commerce

David Crow

David Crow studied Communication Design at ManchesterMetropolitan University. He subsequently worked as a designer in London forAssorted iMaGes and as Art Director for Island Records before running his ownconsultancy. As a freelance designer he worked for a range of clients in thecultural sector including Rolling Stones Records, Virgin Records, Phonogram andThe Royal Shakespeare Company. Crow then moved into academia as Head of theDepartment of Graphic Arts at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He was Deanof the School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and is now the UAL's (University of the Arts, London) Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Collegesfor Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Left to Right : The Cultural Shift from Words to Pictures

AVA Publishing SA, 2006

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...The Pictogram Much of our daily life is assisted and structured through the use of pictograms that function as directions, orders, warnings, prohibitions or instructions. Transport systems and other business-related networks now extend...

Experiences

Jamie Steane

Head of Visual Communication & Interactive Media Design at Northumbria University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Joyce Yee

Interaction Design : From Concept to Completion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Introduction Bringing Digital Experience to the Real World Thankfully, our love of small personal screens is not all-consuming; there is also a significant growth in more immersive and event-driven communication. When going to see our...

Ideogram

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A graphic symbol used to represent an idea. The word ideogram is commonly used to describe logographic writing systems such as Egyptian hieroglyphs (pictured) and the characters of Asiatic languages, such as Chinese and Japanese – although...