The Future Of Design by Lorraine Justice

The Blurb On The Back:

There is no blurb on the back, instead you get these quotes:

”A hugely important book that appears at a critical time.”

Bruce Nussbaum, Mentor-in-Residence, New Museum, NYC, former Managing Editor, BusinessWeek

“A must-read for anyone who recognises the need to graduate past a world of objects made of wood and metal, to design experiences that will largely be made out out computer codes.”

John Maeda, Global Head of Computational Design and Inclusion, Automattic, Inc

“An excellent overview of professional design.  It’s an invaluable resource for those interested in pursuing a career in the field or for entrepreneurs looking to harness the power of great design.”

Carole Bilson, President, Design Management Institute

“Lorraine Justice has created a guide that will help designers and those who want to learn what design is and can be.  Her experience as an educator, strategist, and researcher provides the base to describe the who, what, and why in design.”

Craig M. Vogel, FIDSA, FRSA, Associate Dean, College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati

“A timely book for designers, students in design disciplines, business, CEOs, product managers, and team players.”

Min Wang, Professor, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing China, founding partner, HYVC

“An authoritative and inspiring exploration into the role of design in production and society, technology and the market.” 

Lorenzo Imbesi, PhD, Full Professor of Design, Chair of Sapienza Design Research, Sapienza University of Rome 

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Typography: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Luna

The Blurb On The Back:

We can never read the words in a book or on a web page without being influenced by their design.  Typography, the visual design of written language, can make communication more accessible, more significant, or more attractive.  We engage with typography not only as readers, but whenever we make decisions about fonts or layout as we write on computers, tablets and phones.

Paul Luna traces the history behind our modern-day letters, discussing type design, layout, legibility, and picture language.  He also explores the differences between design for print and screen, the relationship between art and typography, and the reasons why key typographic decisions are made.  

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