A-Z of Visual Ideas


Graphic Design

The A-Z of Visual Ideas explains the key ideas, sources of inspiration and visual techniques that have been used throughout design history. Showing where ideas and inspiration come from, the book provides numerous strategies to help unlock the reader's creativity. Using a dynamic and easy-to-understand A-Z format, the book reveals techniques that can be exploited to deliver ideas with greater impact, each entry offering a different starting point. Looking at everything from, Art to Zeitgeist, Intuition and Instinct to Happy Accidents and Hidden Messages, the book also features a section explaining how to use the idea or technique, providing readers with an infallible 'tool kit' of inspiration. Including hundreds of inspirational quotes and packed with great examples of advertising campaigns, posters, book and magazine covers and illustrations, this is an indispensable primer that shows design students and professionals how to solve any creative brief.


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John Ingledew is Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Gloucestershire, where he holds a Teaching Fellowship. He has run projects and workshops with students in Europe, America, Japan and China and is the author of the Portfolio title Photography.

General Fields

  • : 9781856697149
  • : Laurence King
  • : Laurence King
  • : September 2011
  • : 256mm X 215mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : BC
  • : 1111
  • : 741.6
  • : 224
  • : 350 colour illustrations