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Module Reading List

Graphic and Communication Media A, 2017/18, Semester 1
Mr Joseph Gilmore
j.gilmore@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

You must buy the following books for this module:

Baines P, Type and Typography , Laurence King, 2005

Ambrose G & Harris P, Design Basics 7: Grids , Ava, 2012

 

The following reading is recommended:


Typography

Baines P, Type and Typography, Laurence King, 2005

Spiekermann E, Stop Stealing Sheep and find out how type works,  Adobe, 2002

Ambrose G & Harris P, Typography, Ava Publishing, 2005

Monem N, Font, the sourcebook, Black Dog Publishing, 2008

Garfield S, Just My Type: A book about fonts, Profile Books, 2011

Kane J, A Type Primer, Laurence King, 2013

Ambrose G & Harris P, The fundamentals of typography, AVA Publishing, 2006


Words and Copywriting

Shaw M, Copywriting : successful writing for design, advertising and marketing [Paperback], Laurence King, 2012

Bowdery R, Basics Advertising 01: Copywriting , Ava. 2008


Grids and Layout

Samara T, Making and breaking the grid : a layout design workshop , Rockport, 2005

Elam K, Grid Systems , Princeton Architectural Press, 2004

Ambrose G & Harris P, Basics Design 07: Grids , Ava, 2012

Ambrose G & Harris P, The layout book, AVA Publishing, 2005

Samara T, Making and breaking the grid : a layout design workshop , Rockport, 2005Elam K, Grid Systems , Princeton Architectural Press, 2004

Muller-Brockmann J, Grid Systems Raster Systeme, Niggli, 2016


Illustration

Chen Design Associates, Fingerprint : the art of using handmade elements in graphic design , How Books, 2006. 2nd edition Fingerprint No. 2 : the evolution of handmade elements in graphic design , How Books, 2011

Wigan Mark, Thinking visually for illustrators , AVA, 2006

Zeegan Laurence, The fundamentals of illustration : how to generate ideas, interpret briefs and promote oneself, practicality, philosophy and professionalism are explored in both the digital and analogue world of illustration , AVA, 2005


History/Theory/Overview

Crow D, Visible signs , AVA, 2010

Bernard M, Graphic design as communication , Routledge, 2005

Davis M, Graphic Design Theory , Thames and Hudson, 2012

Armstrong H, Graphic design theory : readings from the field , Princeton Architectural Press, 2009

Hollis R, Graphic Design: A Concise History , Thames and Hudson, 2001


Note that there are many excellent books on graphic design principles so the above are just a handful of recommended.

This list was last updated on 07/10/2016