D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself (Design Handbooks) by Ellen Lupton

By Ellen Lupton

No longer happy with the hot T-shirts on sale on the neighborhood mall? perhaps you'd like a marriage invitation that expresses your individual imaginative and prescient, now not your occasion planner's? How approximately a few customized stationery? An improve on your web site? A enterprise card? A poster to your political crusade? A CD package deal to your band? Sound reliable? Then wake up off your sofa and layout It your self! steer clear of photo id robbery: construct your individual. Ellen Lupton, bestselling writer of Thinking with Type, will convey you the way.

DIY: layout It Yourself, offers you all of the instruments you'll have to create your individual tasks, from belief via creation. right here you'll find:
- uncomplicated principles on how one can "think like a designer"
- transparent and coherent motives of layout applied sciences, from silk-screening to net improvement
- what fabrics you'll have to get your activity performed
- the place to discover and purchase them
- how a lot time and event your undertaking calls for
- diagrams that exhibit tips on how to deal with advanced initiatives
- easy typographic dos and don'ts
- the heritage and conception of the DIY layout flow
- 1000s of leading edge and lovely tasks for thought
No extra excuses. With this booklet, almost any layout activity is inside your take hold of. do exactly it (yourself)!

Reviews

A crash path in merchandising and visible layout, D.I.Y.: layout It your self is the right publication for an individual seeking to pimp their model, their band, their web publication or simply their Christmas card record. -- Penascola self reliant News

"What separates DIY from different craft books is that Lupton is hoping the tasks encouraged by way of it is going to not only turn out on somebody's bed room shelf. She and her scholars wish the items to head out into the area, as tangible emissaries of person creativity. notion begets inspiration." --Washington submit, April 2006

"If Martha Stewart transmogrified right into a passel of artistic 20- and 30-somethings, she may need get a hold of this layout instruction manual approximately daily paintings, which has chapters on every little thing from books and blogs to invites, newsletters, posters, desk bound, fliers, press packets and t-shirts." --Baltimore Sun

"Her ambitions are progressive, and her manifesto is going anything like this: every one folks has a different means of , and working with, the standard international. So why shouldn't the fundamental devices of that international - espresso cups, envelopes, enterprise playing cards, tote baggage - undergo our person stamp? Multinational companies placed their model on every little thing they make. Why can't you and i've our personal manufacturers too?" --Courier

About the author
Ellen Lupton is Princeton Architectural Press's all-time bestselling writer. Her titles contain pondering with kind , pores and skin , layout tradition Now , inside of layout Now , and extra. This e-book is produced along with her scholars on the Maryland Institute collage of Art.

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Maybe you want to go the mysterious route by leaving your name off and just including your Web site or e-mail address. • Consider making a twosided card, splitting your information between the front and back. • Maybe your cards will serve primarily as examples of your photographs or artwork, with limited contact information. • Working out of your home? You may want to set up a mailbox at the local post office for privacy. business cards typography is the art of choosing letterforms and arranging them on a page.

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