Design Resources

Color glossary: Definitions for color and color systems.

Glossary of design terms: Some of the basic words and phrases.

Type glossary: Typographic terms, definitions and examples.

Typefitting chart: Calculate the ideal line length for a specific body text.

AEJMC logo contest entry produced in this class by Caitlin O’Brien.

Required texts

SPIEKERMANN, Erik and E.M. Ginger: Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works (2nd Edition) Mountain View, Calif: Adobe Press, 2002.

STONE, Terry Lee: Color Design Workbook: A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design Glouchester, Mass.: Rockport Publishers, 2008.

Recommended

WILLIAMS, Robin: The Mac is not a typewriter (2nd Edition) Berkeley, Calif.: Peachpit Press, 2003.

BARRY, John D. (ed.): Contemporary Newspaper Design. New York: Mark Batty Publisher, 2004.

BRINGHURST, Robert: The Elements of Typographic Style (3rd Edition) Point Roberts, Wash: Hartley and Marks, 2004.

CRAIG, James: Designing with Type: The Essential Guide to Typography. New York: Watson-Guptill, 2006.

HURLBURT, Allen: The Grid: A Modular System for the Design and Production of Newpapers, Magazines, and Books. New York: Wiley, 1982.

MEGGS, Philip B., and PURVIS, Alston W. Meggs’ History of Graphic Design.

NELSON, Roy Paul: The Design of Advertising, Seventh Ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Brown and Benchmark, 1994.

PIPES, Alan: Production For Graphic Designers 4th edition London: Laurence King Publishing, 2005.

QUINN, Sara: Eyetracking the News St. Petersburg, Fla.: Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 2007.

TUFTE, Edward R.: Envisioning Information. Cheshire, Conn.: Graphics Press, 1990.

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Web sites

Otl Aicher's poster for the 1972 Munich Olympics.

One of several posters Otl Aicher designed for the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Graphic designers

The work of Otl Aicher: Best known for designing the international signage for the 1972 Munich Olympics.

CHAOTIC: A design project blog.

Design is Kinky: This appears to be a social networking site for designers and artists.

Gunnar Swanson: Well-respected designer needs to update his site.

MetaDesign: Erik Spiekermann’s company

Spiekerblog: Erik Spiekermann’s blog, well worth a visit.

Milton Glaser Inc. Famous for his posters.

paul-rand.com: Everything about this seminal designer.

Obey Giant: Sheppard Fairey’s blog.

Raymond Loewy official site: Includes a gallery of his work.

RotoDesign: Patrick Broderick is the king of retro design.

Vignelli Associates: Massimo Vignelli’s corporate site.

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History

The Artchive: Art history with brilliant scans of many works of art.

Linotype, The Movie: You can watch clips, access other resources or buy the movie.

The Webpage of the Roycrofters: Arts and crafts community

Bodoni

A page from Giambattista Bodoni’s Manuale Tipografico (1818). Volume I contains 142 roman typefaces and corresponding italics. Volume II includes ornaments and Arabic, Greek, Russian and Tibetan types.

Type vendors, designers

This is not an exhaustive list. I have used many of these sites; others just look interesting.

Font Bureau

Fonts.com

Fontcraft

Hoefler Type Foundry

+ism

Linotype Corp.

Microsoft Typography

Munch Fonts

P22 Type Foundry

Type Directors Club: This is really more of a club for those interested in type. Lots of information.

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Color resources

Color Matters: Short, snappy lessons in color theory.

Colour Lovers: “A resource that monitors and influences color trends.”

The Official Crayola Site: For the designer’s inner child.

International Color Consortium: “To promote the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems.”

The Poynter Institute: Color, Contrast & Dimension in News Design This is a free interactive course.

Other cool sites

Bembo's Zoo.

Color Magazine: Very cool photography and design elements.

Fashion Trend Setter: Get hip to color.

The Secret Garden of Yenz

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COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM 256 | UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS | © 2017 | INSTRUCTOR: Michael O’Donnell | mjodonnell@stthomas.edu | 651-962-5281

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