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Design

Definitions

Typography: the design, or selection, of letter forms to be organized into words and sentences to be disposed in blocks of type as printing upon a page. Typography and the typographer who practices it may also be concerned with other, related matters—the selection of paper, the choice of ink, the method of printing, the design of the binding if the product at hand is a book—but the word typography without modifier most usually denotes the activities and concerns of those most involved in and concerned with the determination of the appearance of the printed page.

Source: Britannica.com

Graphic Design: the art and profession of selecting and arranging visual elements—such as typography, images, symbols, and colours—to convey a message to an audience. Sometimes graphic design is called “visual communications,” a term that emphasizes its function of giving form—e.g., the design of a book, advertisement, logo, or Web site—to information. An important part of the designer’s task is to combine visual and verbal elements into an ordered and effective whole. Graphic design is therefore a collaborative discipline: writers produce words and photographers and illustrators create images that the designer incorporates into a complete visual communication.

Source: Britannica.com

Journals

Eye: the international review of graphic design - Eye, the international review of graphic design is a quarterly journal designed to form a series. It is produced to a very high standard, containing knowledgeable commentary and beautifully reproduced imagery of both historic and new graphic work.

365: AIGA year in design

Worldwide graphic designs services industry report

Databases