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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. 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. 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...

Components

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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Visible Signs : An Introduction to Semiotics in the Visual Arts

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...What Is Theory? The word “theory” comes from the Greek word theoria, meaning to view, to observe or to reflect. The dictionary defines theory as an explanation or system of anything: an exposition of the abstract principles of either...

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...

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...

Grids and Formations

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. 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 Layout Book

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Penny Drop (left)Opposite is a brand Identity created by Motherbird for tour promotion and artist representation agency Penny Drop featuring a dynamic, stripped back, no-nonsense brand that works easily across an assortment of printed...

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. 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...

Technical 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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...This is a still from a project by Gavin Ambrose for First London Power. It was brought to life by animation specialists, GraphixAsset Ltd. The technology is hidden so the use of fades and cutaways allows the viewer ‘inside...

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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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...This annual report by NB Studio delivers information with clarity and a clean, contemporary tone. A series of colourful and detailed illustrations suggest the scale and complexity of the client’s business.Illustration by Johnny KellyA broad...