Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual [Paperback]

Our Price $ 25.50  
Retail Value $ 30.00  
You Save $ 4.50  (15%)  
Item Number 404121  
Buy New $25.50

Item Specifications...

Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.72" Width: 8.16" Height: 0.96"
Weight:   2.13 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2007
Publisher   Rockport Publishers
ISBN  1592532616  
EAN  9781592532612  
UPC  080665001765  

Availability  10 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 26, 2016 07:50.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

Design Elements - Full Series Preview
Image Title Price Stock Qty Add To Cart
  Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual   $ 25.50   In Stock  

Item Description...
The graphic design equivalent to Strunk & White's The Elements of Style

This book is simply the most compact and lucid handbook available outlining the basic principles of layout, typography, color usage, and space.

Being a creative designer is often about coming up with unique design solutions. Unfortunately, when the basic rules of design are ignored in an effort to be distinctive, design becomes useless. In language, a departure from the rules is only appreciated as great literature if recognition of the rules underlies the text. Graphic design is a "visual language," and brilliance is recognized in designers whose work seems to break all the rules, yet communicates its messages clearly.

This book is a fun and accessible handbook that presents the fundamentals of design in lists, tips, brief text, and examples. Chapters include Graphic Design: What It Is; What Are They and What Do They Do?; 20 Basic Rules of Good Design; Form and Space-The Basics; Color Fundamentals; Choosing and Using Type; The World of Imagery; Putting it All Together?Essential Layout Concepts; The Right Design Choices: 20 Reminders for Working Designers; and Breaking the Rules: When and Why to Challenge all the Rules of this Book.

Buy Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual by Timothy Samara from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9781592532612 & 1592532616 upc: 080665001765

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual by Timothy Samara today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Timothy Samara

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

Timothy Samara is a graphic designer based in New York City, where he divides his time between teaching, writing, lecturing, and freelance consulting through STIM Visual Communication. His 18-year career in branding and information design has explored projects in print, packaging, environments, user interface design, and animation. He has been a senior art director at Ruder Finn, New York's largest public relations firm, and senior art director at Pettistudio, a small multidisciplinary design firm. Before relocating to Manhattan, he was principal of Physiologic in Syracuse, located in upstate New York. In 1990, he graduated a Trustee Scholar from the Graphic Design program at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Mr. Samara is a faculty member at New York's School of Visual Arts, New York University, Purchase College/SUNY, and The New School, and has published six books on design and typography, all through Rockport Publishers: "Making and Breaking the Grid"; "Typography Workbook"; "Publication Design Workbook"; "Type Style Finder"; "Design Elements"; and, most recently, "Design Evolution," released in January 2008. Mr. Samara and his partner live in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Timothy Samara currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.

Timothy Samara has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Design Elements

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > Art & Music > Studio Art > Design   [474  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Commercial > General   [420  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Design > General   [814  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Graphic Arts > General   [671  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Typography   [109  similar products]

Similar Products

Reviews - What do our customers think?
GREAT BOOK!!!  Nov 17, 2008
I have purchased a lot of books from this site; this is the first time I have actually taken the time to write a review. I have decided to take a minute to write this review simply because I am so impressed with this book.

I have been creating various media that involve graphic design; including web design, print material, graphics for video, etc., for about three years now. Like many other people, I am 100% self taught. I have never been to graphic design school or taken classes in the field. So I don't know the basic fundamentals of Graphic Design & color treatment, and often find myself struggling with creativity and coming up with ideas.

This book lays out the fundamentals really well. One of the nice things about this book is this; all of the examples are modern illustrations that you see in the real world today that reflect really good design. Not some hokie, boring examples that you see in a lot of other books. I have a lot more that I want to say but I will keep it short. I will say this; if you are like me a self taught web designer, print developer, or work with graphic design in any other capacity and struggle with ideas and creativity, YOU GOTTA GET THIS BOOK!!! This book is definitely opening new doors of creativity for me.

Joseph K.
Great refresher and excellent as a teaching assistant  Oct 30, 2008
The first day I started reading this book, I realized it would be perfect for my Type students. They loved the front content (20 rules for good design). This book is a must have in the library.
Great book; too bad you won't be able to read it  Sep 27, 2008
It is a shame to see such a Herculean effort rendered unreadable by a low-contrast and minuscule font. I have 20-20 vision, but simply could not get even half way through this book before giving up. I feel for the author and hope that he will try again with this same material.
Well written and fun!  Jun 24, 2008
Amazing book by Timothy. It's perfect for young designers, unlike myself, who need to learn basics in graphic design. As a more experienced professional I had fun reading the book and I'm gonna keep it in my office for use of all new interns so they find out a little more by themselves. The only downside I see is the small grey texts, but fortunately my eyes are still in perfect conditions.
Make it Readable  Jun 12, 2008
Good looking book with lots of interesting examples. I could only read it for a short time without my eyes hurting. It's ironic that a book about design uses such a small font that I have a hard time reading it. I don't use cheaters yet, but maybe it's time after squinting my way through this.

Write your own review about Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support