GO: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

GO: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

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By (author) Chip Kidd

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  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 120 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 278mm x 20mm | 860g
  • Publication date: 8 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 076117219X
  • ISBN 13: 9780761172192
  • Illustrations note: 4 colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 18,127

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'Congratulations, you have decided to open this book, even though you have no idea what it's about, and the cover is weird and seemingly at cross-purposes and possibly even pretentious. But you opened it anyway. And you know what? That was a design decision. Yes indeed, whether you realised it or not, most of the decisions you make, every day, are by design...Take my word for it, you are a designer. 'Chip Kidd opens with the promise that everyone is a designer, and uses every page to show the reader why that is. Each spread explains and demonstrates a critical introductory graphic design concept, the same ones taught in the first year of art school: form, size, scale, repetition and pattern, colour, typography, etc. Beautifully designed, and clearly explained, GO: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design, is an original, truly one of a kind.

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Kidd s folksy, conversational tone, in which he speaks directly to readers, is appealing. . . . This is a book not only for art classes, but also for courses in journalism, communications, media, and writing, for units on persuasive writing and advertising, and to demonstrate how strong visual images convey meaning and appeal." School Library Journal (starred review)"Beginning with the striking cover design a red stop sign reading "GO" this book challenges our assumptions about what we see and read. Kidd skillfully uses typography and illustration to demonstrate how graphic design informs the ways we make decisions that affect our lives. . . . An engaging introduction to a critical feature of our modern, design-rich environment." Kirkus Reviews "A series of lucid, witty, and absorbing analyses of graphic design techniques . . . tomorrow s designers will want to grab a pencil and get going." Publishers Weekly 'GO: A Kidd's Guide To Graphic Design, ' is pretty awesome. The Huffington Post Kidd . . . uses his writing skill to make design theory more interesting and appealing for young artists. . . . A great choice for the high school student considering a design career and perhaps for older or younger readers as well. Library Journal Chip Kidd is the world s pre-eminent book-jacket designer. He s done more than 1,000 of them, and built such a sterling reputation that several high-profile authors, including Oliver Sacks, have it in their contracts that Kidd design their book covers. The man has mastered graphic design. But that s not to say his job is without challenges. One of the more recent ones? How to think like a 10-year-old. . . . Kidd faced that challenge to create his new book, Go: A Kidd s Guide to Graphic Design. The book covers the fundamentals of graphic design: form, typography, content and concept. . . . Kidd s book features many examples of great design, including some of his own covers, to illustrate points. It s as much a visualn