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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 Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

Book Chapter

...The profession, study, history and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies. Pictured above is the coat of arms of the Visconti family, who ruled in Milan, Italy, from 1277 to 1447...

Naming

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

Book Chapter

...The process of identifying or giving a title to a type design. While there are no conventions for the naming of fonts, they often have prefixes and suffixes that allude to characteristics. ‘Black’ refers to heavy-weight fonts...

Bourgeois

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Originating from the French language, the word bourgeois means middle class. This word first emerged in the eleventh century and signified residents of towns who were free and exempt from feudal jurisdiction. The precise definition depended...

Class

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A social class can be defined as a group of people having something in common. The nature of that commonality and which are the crucial defining factors of class have been a matter of debate among social theorists for more than a century...

Brand

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 Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

Book Chapter

...A symbol, mark, word or phrase that identifies and differentiates a product, service or organisation from its competitors. Brands are created to help us distinguish between similar product offerings through perceptions of quality and value....

Race and Racism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Race and racism are contested concepts within and outside of academic contexts. The meaning and social significance of these terms have shifted in response to social, political, and cultural changes, meaning that genealogies of racial...

Signature

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

Book Chapter

...A person's name, written or signed in their own handwriting and acting as a proof of identity. A signature also indicates a signatory's will or intention with regard to the document that has been signed. In marketing, a signature can form...

Style and Styling

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A style is a kind, sort, or type that is established by the method of arrangement or construction, or by outward appearance based on features of a person, a brand, a group or movement, a region, or a time period. In one form...

Names

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

Book Chapter

...What’s in a name?A word or label by which an entity is designated meaning and distinguished from others. A name can help instill an object or entity with positive or negative associations.This text is set in mason (originally released...

Time aboard the Ghan: Alice Springs to Adelaide, March 2016

Design, History and Time : New Temporalities in a Digital Age

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...I arrived early at the station, instinctively bypassing the canapés and drinks before checking in my luggage and heading out on to the platform where the Ghan lay waiting. Glinting in the sun, it stretched a full kilometre in length...