Graphic Design: Book/Magazine layouts

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Genghis Khan, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Genghis Khan

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    I'm studying Architecture and have been asked to research graphic design with relevance to book and magazine layouts (think anything that's book/booklet like that predominantly displays images).

    What do you reckon are the best examples graphic design principles in such layouts?

    - Michael
     
  2. macrumors member

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    #2
    Are you looking for books on book design in particular? If so, then here are a couple I haven't read but they're either by well-regarded authors (in the case of Bringhurst or Haslam) or publishers (in the case of Rockport)

    http://www.amazon.ca/Surface-Meanin...2721/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1249743600&sr=8-2

    http://www.amazon.ca/Book-Design-An...2205/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1249743656&sr=8-1

    http://www.amazon.ca/Graphic-Design...99/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1249743634&sr=8-10

    http://www.rockpub.com/default.asp
     
  3. Guest

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    are you looking for books about publication + book design, or are you looking for examples of good publication and book design?

    either way, google:

    Massimo Vignelli
    Josef Müeller-Brockman
    Chip Kidd
    Martin Venezky
    Jan Tschichold
    Tibor Kalman
     
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    Genghis Khan

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    Thanks guys :) Those are fantastic leads.

    Basically, I'm trying to get a feel for good graphic design in relation to page layouts (as all of my work is presented as such). So that means looking at masters (or excellent pieces) and learning the essential basics.
     
  5. Guest

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    i would also look at some of the Graphis design annuals. if you are near any good design school their library should have them. (mine did).
     

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