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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 Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

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...A binding method commonly used for paperback books. Perfect binding sees the signatures held together with a flexible adhesive to create a spine. This adhesive is also used to attach a paper cover to the spine. The fore-edge is trimmed...

Flatplan

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 Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...A method of visually organising the order of a publication. A flatplan allows a designer to determine how the editorial and advertising content of a publication fits in the space available and to establish a certain pace in a publication...

Gutter

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

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...The sliver of a page at the binding margin. The gutter is often nicked during binding, which means that anything printed at this extreme edge of the page may not be visible. Information can become lost or difficult to see, which...

Stop Stealing Sheep

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

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...Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works is the title of a book by Erik Spiekermann and E. M. Ginger. The book’s title refers to a quote attributed to (though this is most likely a mis-quote) American type designer Fredric Goudy...

Tabs (Dividers)

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 Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

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...A projecting flap that extends beyond the dimension of the pages of a document. A tab can be part of a divider page or a sticky that is attached to the edge of a normal page. The two main types of tab are illustrated below:Tabs cut...

Golden Age

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

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...The Period Between the 1880s and the 1920s, Witnessed a Rise in the Quality and Excellence in Printed Book, Magazine And Journal Illustration, Fuelled By Public Demand And Improvements In Printing Technology. Illustrators Drew Inspiration...

Z Bind

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

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...A z-shaped cover that is used to bind two documents, allowing separation of information. In this example, by Cartlidge Levene, atmospheric photography is separated from statistical information by an appropriate use of a z-bind...

Perfect Binding

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 binding method commonly used for paperback books. The book's signatures or sections are held together with a flexible adhesive that also attaches a paper cover to the spine. The fore edge is then trimmed flat. Pictured is a perfect bound...

Hand Binding

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 Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...The process of binding a book by hand. Hand binding is typically a means of fitting a casebinding on a book using similar materials as used by professional binders. The illustrations below show the case into which the book block...

Canadian and Half Canadian Binding

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 Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...Canadian A wiro-bound publication with a full wraparound cover and an enclosed spine. This binding allows the pages of the publication to lie flat, with the wiro fixings hidden. Canadian A wiro-bound...