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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design is a comprehensive guide to the numerous terms used within graphic design and associated disciplines. Over 250 terms are explained and contextualised, with concise definitions accompanied by illustrations and examples taken from historical and contemporary graphic design. The dictionary covers traditional practice and process terms as well as modern terminology. It also defines a wide variety of practical terms, such as Perfect binding, Deboss and Strikethrough, as well as movements and styles including Surrealism, Psychadelia and Postmodernism.

Table of Contents

  1. COVER
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright
  4. How to get the most out of this book
  5. Introduction
  6. Contents
  7. The Dictionary
  8. A
    1. Absolute & Relative Measurements
    2. Abstract Expressionism
    3. Accents
    4. Additive & Subtractive Primaries
    5. Alignment
    6. Ampersand
    7. Analogy
    8. Antique
    9. Apex
    10. Appropriation
    11. Art Deco
    12. Art Nouveau
    13. Arts & Crafts Movement
    14. Ascender & Descender
    15. Asymmetry
    16. Avant Garde
  9. B
    1. Baseline & Baseline Shift
    2. Bauhaus
    3. Bellyband
    4. Bible Paper
    5. Binding
    6. Bitmap
    7. Blackletter
    8. Bleed
    9. Boldface
    10. Book Detailing
    11. Braces
    12. Brand
    13. Broadside
    14. Buckram
  10. C
    1. Calligraphy
    2. Calliper
    3. Canadian Binding
    4. Channels
    5. Chroma
    6. Clarendon
    7. CMYK
    8. Cognition
    9. Collage
    10. Colour
    11. Colour Fall
    12. Colour Systems
    13. Colour Wheel
    14. Colour Wheel Selections
    15. Column
    16. Concertina
    17. Constructivism
    18. Continuity
    19. Counters
    20. Crack Back
    21. Creep
    22. Cross Alignment
    23. Cubism
  11. D
    1. Dada
    2. Dagger
    3. Deboss
    4. Deckle Edge
    5. Deconstruction
    6. Denotation
    7. Depth of Field
    8. Die Cut
    9. Dingbats
    10. DIN
    11. Diphthong
    12. Diacritical Marks
    13. Dominant & Subordinate Colour
    14. DPI, PPI & LPI
    15. Drop & Standing Capitals
    16. Duotone
    17. Duplexing
  12. E
    1. Ear
    2. Eclectic
    3. Egyptian
    4. Ellipsis
    5. Emboss
    6. Ems & Ens
    7. Expert Sets
    8. Exquisite Corpse
    9. Extent
  13. F
    1. Fibonacci Numbers
    2. File Formats
    3. Filigree
    4. Filters
    5. Flaps
    6. Flock
    7. Flood Colour
    8. Fluorescent
    9. Foil
    10. Folding
    11. Fore-edge Printing
    12. Four-colour Black
    13. French Fold
    14. Fresco
    15. Frieze
    16. Frutiger’s Grid
  14. G
    1. Gamut
    2. Gatefold
    3. Geometric
    4. Golden Section
    5. Gradient
    6. Graffiti
    7. Grain
    8. Greyscale
    9. Grid
    10. Grotesque or Gothic
    11. GSM
    12. Gutter
  15. H
    1. Halftone
    2. Heraldry
    3. Hierarchy
    4. Hot metal type
    5. Hue
    6. Humanist
    7. Hyperreality
  16. I
    1. Icon
    2. Identity
    3. Ideogram
    4. Illustration
    5. Imposition Plan
    6. Ink Trapping
    7. Ink well
    8. InterCap (Camel Case)
    9. ISO Paper Sizes
    10. Italic & Oblique
  17. J
    1. Juxtaposition
  18. K
    1. Kerning
    2. Kiss Cut
    3. Kitsch
  19. L
    1. Layout
    2. Leading
    3. Lenticular
    4. Letterpress
    5. Letterspacing
    6. Ligatures
    7. Line Art
    8. Linocut
    9. Lithography
    10. Logos & Logotypes
  20. M
    1. Majuscule & Minuscule
    2. Mark Making
    3. Master Pages
    4. Measure
    5. Median
    6. Metallic
    7. Metaphor
    8. Metonym
    9. Modernism
    10. Moiré
    11. Monochrome
    12. Montage
    13. Mosaic
    14. Monospaced Type
    15. Mural
  21. N
    1. Negative Leading
    2. Noise
    3. Numerals
  22. O
    1. Occam’s (or Ockham’s) Razor
    2. Open Bind
    3. Optical Character Recognition
    4. Outline
    5. Overprint
  23. P
    1. Pagination
    2. Panorama & Vista
    3. Paragraph mark
    4. Paradigm
    5. Parentheses
    6. Passe Partout
    7. Pastiche
    8. Paths
    9. Perfect Binding
    10. Perforation
    11. Perspective
    12. Photogram
    13. Photomontage
    14. Pictogram
    15. Pixel
    16. Plike
    17. Pointillism
    18. Point Size
    19. Postmodernism
    20. Prime
    21. Propaganda
    22. Psychedelia
    23. Pun
  24. Q
    1. Quadtone
  25. R
    1. Rag
    2. Raster
    3. Rebus
    4. Recto & Verso
    5. Registration
    6. Reportage
    7. Resolution
    8. Reveal
    9. Reverse Out
    10. RGB
    11. Rhetoric
    12. Rivers
    13. Roll Fold
    14. Roman
    15. Rule of Thirds
  26. S
    1. Saturation
    2. Scotch Rule & Scotch Typefaces
    3. Semaphore
    4. Semiotics
    5. Sepia
    6. Serif & Sans Serif
    7. Shiner
    8. Showthrough
    9. Signifier & Signified
    10. Silhouette
    11. Silk-screen Printing
    12. Simile
    13. Small Capitals
    14. Special Colours
    15. Spot UV
    16. Standard Width Typeface
    17. Stencil
    18. Stress
    19. Strikethrough
    20. Stock
    21. Subscripts
    22. Superiors
    23. Surprint
    24. Surrealism
    25. Symbols
    26. Symmetry
    27. Synecdoche
    28. Swash Characters
  27. T
    1. Tapestry
    2. Tertiary Colours
    3. Tessellation
    4. Thermography
    5. Throw Out
    6. Thumbnail
    7. Tints
    8. Tip In
    9. Tip On
    10. Traditional Paper Sizes
    11. Trapping
    12. Tritone
    13. Trompe L’Oeil
    14. Type Anatomy
    15. Type Classification
    16. Typefaces & Fonts
    17. Typogram
  28. V
    1. Varnish
    2. Vector
    3. Vernacular
    4. Vignette
  29. W
    1. White Space
    2. Widows, Orphans & The Hypho
  30. X
    1. X-height
  31. Z
    1. Z Bind
    2. Zeitgeist
  32. The Details
    1. The Timeline
    2. Conclusion
    3. Acknowledgements
    4. Index of Synonyms andCross References
  33. BACK COVER