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Artisan

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...An artisan is a designer-craftsperson or maker who uses largely traditional handcrafting methods to create pieces in a small workshop or studio. Blending the creativity of an artist with meticulous technique, artisans are self-directed...

Knitted Illustration

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

eBook

...These designs by Studio Myerscough show a contemporary approach to typographic design through the use of knitting.The act of creating illustration and images by using pointed needles and yarn to create a series of interlocking loops. Due...

Stencil

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...Letterforms created, or appearing to have been created, by the application of ink through a template. Stencil typography can either be created by hand, using templates like the one above, or using existing fonts. Stencil forms were...

Craft

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...Proficiency in doing or making something. In design terms, craft is the use of the designer’s skill to fashion something exquisite and precise. Design craft can be seen in the production of detailed engravings or filigree...

Hand drawn

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...Typography that is handmade, whether drawn on paper or on screen. Hand-drawn type offers the opportunity of having something unique and different every time, perhaps laden with the vernacular of the day. Typographical programs make...

Embroidery

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

eBook

...A centuries-old art or handicraft that involves the decoration, ornamentation and embellishment of fabric or other material by the stitching of thread or yarn by hand or machine. The detailed needlework of embroidery can feature elaborate...

Italic

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...A drawn typeface based around an axis that is angled somewhere between seven and 20 degrees. Italics derived from the subtly angled calligraphic typefaces used in sixteenth-century Italy, and cuts with this calligraphic form were drawn...

Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Do-It-Yourself (DIY) refers to self-carried making practices traditionally intended for home improvement and gradually expanded to any making activity. Originating after the division of working and leisure time, DIY is sustained by several...

Glyphic

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...Serif typefaces with glyph-type serifs. Glyphic fonts draw from the letters formed by inscriptions carved into stone rather than handwritten, calligraphic lettering, and have triangular serifs.This text is set in Albertus, a glyphic font...

Carving

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...To make or form letters by cutting into stone or wood. The roman civilisation produced a great number of stone monuments adorned with carved text. The letters were carved to be readable at a distance and used the shadows created...