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GRAPHIC DESIGN: Subject Guide

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Reference sources - great for getting started

Reference sources can be a great starting point for research. Reference sources typically provide definitions, give topic overviews, and explain theories. They can also point to additional readings and scholarship. Examples of reference sources include: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guidebooks, manuals, and textbooks. 

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Digital Design Essentials

A comprehensive, step-by-step guide that demonstrates how to apply design principles in a variety of desktops, web pages, mobile devices and other touchscreens. 005.437 L15d

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The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit

A project-based introduction to Adobe's Creative Cloud suite. 006.686 W85g

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Design Elements: Color Fundamentals

An essential resource for designers who want to create memorable design and successfully communicate with their audience. ebook

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The Elements of Graphic Design

Provides designers, art directors, and students with a unique approach to successful design. 686.22 W582e

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The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers

A comprehensive guide to international developments in graphic design. A wealth of entries elucidate technical terms and detail movements, media, advertising, corporate identity, posters, packaging, and magazine and book design, placing graphic design in the wider context of the history of fine art and illustration. ebook

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Dictionary of Advertising and Marketing Concepts

A brief dictionary of concepts from the advertising/marketing world and the ideas that underlie it. 658.8003 B453d