Visual Communication 1: Resources

Visual Communication 1: Resources

Perception

Color perception paintings by Josef Albers.

... and a screen simulation of the work done by Albers in his Interaction of Color

Gladwell, Malcolm. Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking. New York: Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2005.
Also, a very good review outlining the passage I read in the first class, and the photo of the Kouros.

Thought Experiment #2, an article about the role of words with images.

Selective Attention Test, provides a lesson on your ability to focus.

The Elements

Lupton, Ellen. Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students Princeton Architectural Press, 2004

Thinking with Type, a companion to the above book by Ellen Lupton. Very abbreviated lessons give you the feel of what she has to say about typography.

Elam, Kimberly. Typographic Systems. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.

Spiekermann, Erik and Ginger, E. M. Stop Stealing Sheep and Find out How Type Works. Mountain View, California: Adobe Press, 1993.

Tufte, Edward R. Envisioning Information. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 1990.

Design Culture and Designers

Paul Rand, active from the late 1950s to the late 90s. Especially instructive are the interview with Steve Jobs about working with Rand on the NeXT identity project, along with the presentation document of for the NeXT logo.

Heskett, John. Design: A Very Short Introduction. Very Short Introductions. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

“Elif Ayiter is an artist, designer and educator...” Her web site contains tutorials on typography and the history of graphic design, along with illustrations. She is also working with both computer software and digital imaging to create her own comtemporary take on the collage.

Rochester Institute of Technology's library has a Graphic Design Archive Online that contains work and information about many of the pioneers of modern graphic design.

Digital Imaging and Process

The Dam Book
by Peter Krough Digital Asset Management for photographers, from Amazon

Real World Color Management
by Bruce Frazer, Chris Murphy, and Fred Bunting. The Bible, from Amazon

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers
by Martin Evening from Amazon

Supporting Technology

The Dam Book
by Peter Krough Digital Asset Management for photographers, from Amazon

Real World Color Management
by Bruce Frazer, Chris Murphy, and Fred Bunting. The Bible, from Amazon

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers
by Martin Evening from Amazon

UPDIG
Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines is an organization whose mission is to promote a set of standards for best practices for photographers, clients, and service providers. It clearly dilineates responsibilty for quality standards and the expectations for the perfomance of each party. If you read nothing else, check out the Universal Quickguide. The Photographers Guidelines should be required reading if you plan to continue with digital photography professionally.

PLUS
Picture Licensing Universal System is an organization whose stated mission is "To simplify and facilitate the communication and management of image rights." Its work is a look into the future of what is possible with image metadata.