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Design Diaries: Creative Process in Graphic Design [Paperback]

Lucienne Roberts , Rebecca Wright
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18 Oct 2010
This thought-provoking and practical book for graphic designers and students explores creative practice in graphic design. The book examines the varied ways of getting from first thought to final product, making the creative process tangible, visible and possible. The book begins by introducing the essential elements of the creative process design philosophy, inspiration, the brief, research and development, text, image and production. What follows comprises a series of in-depth studies of a range of real life graphic design projects from the art direction of a magazine issue and the development of a logo, to the design of a poster, a font and a signage system. In each case, the designers are interviewed and their working process documented in detail. The book also includes strategies for getting started, keeping going and thinking laterally, with tricks and techniques to exercise the right-hand side of the brain.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King (18 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185669688X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856696883
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 22 x 26.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lucienne Roberts is a designer and author who runs her own studio, LucienneRoberts+. She has written numerous books, most recently Good: An Introduction to Ethics in Graphic Design. Rebecca Wright is a freelance illustrator, designer and lecturer on design. She is currently course director of Graphic Design at Kingston University.

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Lucienne Roberts is one of the best Graphic Designers I know and this book demonstrates her total understanding and mastery of the creative process. Design Diaries follows the progress of 11 different and very diverse projects from some of the worlds best designers in a great deal of detail.

You're shown sketches, screenshots and photos from each stage of a project intersected with the designers thoughts and reasoning. I especially loved how you get a real sense of what each project involved.

What sets this book apart from others I've read that are similar is the book design itself is an incredibly well considered and executed work. What you're actually getting is a book that goes way beyond describing the creative works of others, it's inspirational and educational on every level.

Back in the early 1990's I was fortunate enough to be one of Lucienne's graphic design students at Berkshire College of Art and Design, her typographic influence is still with me today. As soon as I found this book I just had to get it.
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