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Robin Williams Design Workshop


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  • Visual Impact!—The stunning layout and design of the book illustrates and underlines the concept of great design and clear communication.
    • Through a wealth of inspirational, full-color examples of practical projects, students learn design-savvy concepts and get ideas to jump-start their projects. Ex.___


  • Copyright 2000
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-201-70088-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-201-70088-6

Robin Williams introduced design and typographic principles to legions of readers with her best-selling Non-Designer's book series. Now she and designer/co-author John Tollett take you to the next level of creative design with practical advice and lessons in composition, visual impact, and design challenges.

Presented in Robin and John's signature style—writing that is so crystal clear, it's accessible to absolutely anyone—and illustrated with hundreds of full-color design examples, the ideas in this book tackle design theory, visual puns, and layout and graphics strategies for real-world projects. Developing designers will appreciate the author's imaginative approach and well-chosen examples.

  • Discover practical and effective design principles and concept–and how to apply them to virtually any project.
  • Learn why some designs are attention-getting and others are not.
  • Learn how to choose just the right look—corporate or casual, classic or trendy—for specific types of projects, such as business cards, letterhead and envelopes, newsletters and brochures, logos, advertising, and more.
  • Test your design acumen by comparing before-and-after examples.
  • Find a wealth of inspiration for your own design projects.
  • Gain insight into the design process by studying the works of guest designers, who offer their personal commentary and insights.


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Table of Contents



 1. How Much Do You Already Know?
 2. Taking Advantage of Clip Art.
 3. Working with Photographs.
 4. Understanding Design Challenges and Approaches.
 5. Creating Visual Impact.


 6. Logos.
 7. Business Cards, Letterhead, and Envelopes.
 8. Invoices and Forms.
 9. Advertising.
10. Billboards.
11. Web Sites.
12. Tables of Contents and Indices.
13. Newsletters and Brochures.
14. Flyers.


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