Synopses & Reviews
A how-to guide for the finishing touch to a successful design
Designers love to incorporate bells and whistles and special features into their designs to make them stand out. Often these special treatments are the element that makes the audience really connect with the design. The challenge is that these special embellishments are usually expensive and getting them right can be extremely difficult. Mastering Materials, Bindings and Finishes provides a complete reference to hundreds of special treatments, with information on how to approach them in reference to your design job, what to consider, the challenges, pitfalls, and the inside scoop from experienced designers who have both successfully and, not so successfully, implemented each of the effects featured.
About the Author
Catharine Fishel specializes in working with and writing about designers and related industries. Her writing has appeared in many leading publications, including PRINT, Communication Arts, Graphis, ID, and many others. She is editor of the website LogoLounge.com, and is the author of many books about design, including Paper Graphics, Minimal Graphics, Redesigning Identity, The Perfect Package, Designing for Children, LogoLounge I, LogoLounge II, Inside the Business of Graphic Design, and How to Grow as a Graphic Designer. Catharine lives in Morton, IL