Synopses & Reviews
The digital revolution has brought with it a dizzying multiplication of new styles and techniques in the field of graphic designnot to mention a whole new professional jargon. The Designer's Lexicon is the only cross-disciplinary technical dictionary that captures this rich and often confusing profusion of design-speak. It is packed with over 4000 terms that cover the broad spectrum of practices a modern designer must be familiar with: traditional graphics, pre-press, photography, printing, typography, and computers. Four hundred color diagrams and illustrations visually supplement the definitions. With a sturdy concealed spiral binding that reduces wear-and-tear, The Designer's Lexicon exemplifies the criterion designers seek most in a reference bookutility. For established professionals navigating new design terrain, as well as students, production managers, and printers, this is an essential dictionary for a new century.
Illustration Annual 2000
The Designer's Lexicon is a technical, crossdisciplinary dictionary that successfully integrates the many far-reaching aspects of design-speak: computer, Internet, photography, typography, prepress, paper, printing, finishing and general terms. Directly after the introduction is a diagram on How To Use This book and another helpful feature, Word Finder: where every term is listed in alphabetical order with the specific chapter it can be found in as well as its designated number, And last, but certainly not least, is the bibliography, and everyone knows the value of a good bibliography. This spiral-bound (concealed) reference book is filled with a plethora of pertinent information specifically 5,000 terms and 400 color diagrams and illustrations. Professionals, both established and new, as well as students, will find The Designer's Lexicon to be a valuable tool.
About the Author
Alastair Campbell is the author of The New Mac Designer's Handbook and The Graphic Designer's Handbook. Principal of Digital Wisdom Publishing, recipient of the 1996 MacUser Eddy Award for the best new graphic resource, he lives in England.