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Ready to Print

"Das Buch ist genial! Ich würde es als einziges mit auf die einsame Insel nehmen, um dort weiter entwerfen und produzieren zu können."
 - Erik Spiekermann

Heutzutage müssen Gestalter auch Tätigkeiten aus der Reinzeichnung, Druckvorstufe und Produktion beherrschen. Mit Ready to Print können Gestalter Dateien und Materialien so vorbereiten, dass mit einem optimalen Druck das bestmögliche Ergebnis erzielt werden kann. Detaillierte Beschreibungen helfen, die einzelnen Arbeitsgänge treffsicher zu planen.

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Hello, I am Erik

Erik Spiekermann is one of the best-known typographers and graphic designers in the world. As a teacher and critic who is loved and feared in equal measure, his influence on contemporary graphic design is unparalleled. Spiekermann also represents German typeface and corporate design like no other. 

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Studio On Fire

Young designers and typographers are currently rediscovering traditional printing methods and using them to give their work a special handcrafted quality. Studio On Fire is a design studio, workshop, and printer all rolled into one. Founded and managed by Ben Levitz, the Minnesota-based company not only belongs to the trailblazers of this movement, but has also become a seminal representative of how to effectively blend current and classical graphic design styles and techniques.

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Hallo, ich bin Erik

Erik Spiekermann ist einer der bekanntesten Schriftgestalter und Grafiker weltweit. Als Lehrer und Kritiker gleichermaßen geliebt wie gefürchtet, übt er beispiellosen Einfluss auf die zeitgenössische grafische Gestaltung aus und repräsentiert deutsche Schriftgestaltung und Markenführung wie kein Zweiter. 

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Der kleine Besserwisser

Wer einen Begriff nachschlagen oder sein Wissen auffrischen will, findet auf rund 350 Seiten schnell eine Antwort. Was auf dem In seiner Kompaktheit richtet sich Der kleine Besserwisser an Studierende und Berufsanfänger sowie Gestaltungs- und Medienprofis, die über den Tellerrand ihrer Disziplin schauen wollen.

Das Buch erscheint in englischer und deutscher Sprache.

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Hand to Type

Gestalten Books

Hand to Type is a stunning compilation of hand-made and digital scripts that showcases the beauty of handwritten letterforms. The book features work by some of today’s most successful and original calligraphers and lettering artists. In addition to fonts and lettering using the Latin alphabet, it introduces artists who explore Cyrillic, Arabic, and Greek scripts.

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The Little Know-It-All

What is a meta tag? What kind of measurement is DIN A1? What kind of clearance do you need before using copyrighted material? What does HSDPA mean for smart phones? How do social media influence a marketing mix?

This updated new edition of The Little Know-It-All provides the fundamental information designers need to know to thrive in their growing field of practice. It is an indispensable manual of the knowledge currently required of designers as the evolution of media re-defines their role and expands the disciplines in which they must be competent.

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Ready to Print

"This book is brilliant! It's the only one I would take with me to a desert island so that I could continue to design and produce there."
- Erik Spiekermann  

These days, designers must be proficient in creating final artwork and be familiar with pre-print and production processes. Ready to Print helps designers prepare their data and materials so that the best-possible result can be achieved with an optimal print run. Detailed descriptions of each step also ensure that designers can accurately plan their workflow and budget in these areas.

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Impressive

Today’s graphic designers, illustrators, and typographers are rediscovering old printing techniques and handcrafts. They are inspired by passion for the unique; the feel of different papers, press cuts, and embossing; the brilliance of printing inks; and the originality of book binding techniques. The book <-Impressive-> presents the results of this passion.