Graphic Design Solutions,
6th Edition

Robin Landa

ISBN-13: 9781337554053 | ISBN-10: 1337554057

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 480 pages

List Price USD $173.95


GRAPHIC DESIGN SOLUTIONS, 6th EDITION, is the most comprehensive reference on graphic design for print and screen media. It introduces the principles of design and how they apply to the various graphic design disciplines--all explained and illustrated with vivid, professional art and diagrams. Providing a solid foundation for typographic design, advertising design and graphic design, its in-depth coverage includes such topics as design principles, the design process, concept generation, branding and visual identity, design for web and mobile, package design, portfolio development, social media, ad campaigns and more. GRAPHIC DESIGN SOLUTIONS has everything you need to know to start formulating concepts and creating powerful, effective visual messages.

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Meet the Authors

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Robin Landa is a Distinguished Professor in the Michael Graves College, Kean University. She has written over twenty books about graphic design, advertising design, branding, creativity, and drawing -- including Graphic Design Solutions, 6th Edition, Advertising By Design, 3rd Edition, and Nimble: Thinking Creatively In The Digital Age, which received an outstanding review in Communication Arts. She has won numerous awards for her design, writing, and research, including awards from the National Society of Arts and Letters and the National League of Pen Women. She received the 2015 Human Rights Educator award, 2013 Kean Teacher of the Year, and the Carnegie Foundation lists her among the great teachers of our time. Robin was the sole judge of the 2014 HOW Logo Competition and is a favorite speaker at the HOW Design conferences.Crack The Spine published Robin’s short story, “Bottled Up.” Recently, Robin presented on the subject of personal branding at Columbia University and HOW Design magazine has published many of her articles. She is a Chair on the governance board of Design Incubation, a design research and practice organization. Visit her online at www.robinlandabooks.com .

  • The entire text has been expanded and updated to include new examples, exercises, projects, and cutting-edge approaches to web design and typography, mobile media, motion/animation, branding, advertising, storytelling for design and more--to ensure students can conceive engaging concepts and design in a rapidly changing, wired world.
  • New figures throughout provide a visual resource of outstanding historical, modern and contemporary design, and new diagrams illustrate design principles.
  • All chapters have been revised to reflect the latest industry standards, terminology, theories and expectations.
  • Sidebars with suggestions, tips and important design considerations within the chapters further reinforce covered concepts and materials.
  • A variety of resources provide substantial background and theoretical and applied information for students throughout the text and at the end of chapters, including: Case Studies; Before & After Case Studies; Interviews with professional designers and art directors; Showcases of designers’ work with commentary by the designers themselves; Essays by professional designers; and Exercises and Projects.
  • An extensive Index includes all subject matter, agencies, clients, creative professionals and studios mentioned in the book.
  • A Basic Compositional Checklist in Chapter 7 and a Glossary with key terms and definitions at the end of the book help students with terminology.
  • Chapter 3: Typography and Chapter 12: Advertising are comprehensives guides to those disciplines that students can use throughout their studies and into their careers.

Table of Contents

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Historical Timeline
1. Introduction: The Graphic Design Profession.
2. Quickstart: Graphic Design Basics.
3. Typography.
4. The Design Process.
5. Concept Generation and Creativity.
6. Visualization and Color.
7. Composition.
8. Proportional Systems and The Grid.
9. Posters.
10. Book Cover Design.
11. Branding and Visual Identity.
12. Advertising.
13. Web Design, Mobile and Motion Graphics.
14. Package Design.
15. The Portfolio.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor's Companion Website (with PowerPoint®, Instructor's Resource Manual) for Landa's Graphic Design Solutions, 6th

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center. You'll be able to access and download materials such as the Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoints and Test Banks.



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