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Passepartout

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...Pronounced pas par too; that which passes everywhere A border used to frame an image or other element. A passepartout adds a subtle decorative touch; it clearly defines the corners thanks to its contrasting colour, typically the white...

Audit

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Audit refers to a systematic and factual examination of evidence in the form of records or data. The data relate to design decision making and processes applied to a given project. Maintaining a design audit trial requires adherence...

Requirements Management

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Requirements management goes beyond the needs assessment of stakeholders. It refers to the ongoing consideration of and compliance with financial restrictions, legal and policy guidelines, regulations, and standardization requirements...

Book Sizes

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...A variety of sizes that provide a range of different formats. Two factors affect the size of a book page: the size of the sheet of paper on which the book is printed and the number of times that sheet is folded before it is trimmed. Folio...

ISO Paper Sizes

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

eBook

...Standard paper sizes used throughout Europe and most of the world except the US and Canada. The modern ISO system is based on a widthto-height ratio of the square root of two (1:1.4142). Format AO has an area of one square metre. The ISO...

Absolute and Relative Measurements

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...Absolute measurements Measurements of fixed values, such as a millimetre, which is a precisely defined increment of a centimetre. Both points and picas, the basic typographic measurements, are fixed values that are expressed...

Passe Partout

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

eBook

Type Anatomy

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...Typographical characters have an array of attributes and forms that are described through a variety of different terms, in much the same way as the different names for every part of the human body. Apex The point formed...

Envelope Sizes

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...A standard system for envelope sizes provided by the ISO standards system. The DL format (dimension lengthwise according to ISO 269) is the most widely used business letter format, but its dimensions are somewhat outside the ISO system...

Absolute & Relative Measurements

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

eBook

...The two measurement systems used in typography. Absolute measurements Absolute measurements are easy to understand as they are measurements of fixed values. For example, a millimetre is a precisely defined increment...