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Grotesque

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Originally the word grotesque was applied to the complex and bizarre surface decorations of ancient Roman interiors that were rediscovered in the late fifteenth century in the Domus Aurea of Nero in Rome. Derived from the word grotto...

Trends

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

Book Chapter

...This mini world was created by Studio Output using hand-drawn illustrations for a student pack for London-based club, Ministry of Sound.The general direction in which illustration moves – a prevailing style that can be recorded historically...

Biomorphism

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Abstract forms that are imitative of biologic organisms may be called biomorphic or organic. The shapes may be painted, drawn, sculptured, or digitally created and are often suggestive of form such as amoeba or protozoa. Although the term...

Style

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

Book Chapter

...The images above are all portraits, but each has its own individual style.The distinctive features and mannerisms of an illustrator’s work used to convey content, values and ideas visually. The distinctive ethos and characteristics...

Style sheets

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

...Pre-determined text formatting styles. Many text-editing and layout programs include pre-set style sheets with which to set text. Designers can also custom-make style sheets for a particular job or client. Style sheets allow designers...

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...

Psychedelic

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

Book Chapter

...A live, psychedelic, acid house installation in Nagoya, Japan, in 1988.The distinctive visual language of the 1960s counterculture pioneered by the work of rock poster artists such as Wes Wilson, Victor Moscoso, Alton Kelley, Rick Griffin...

Surrealism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Surrealism was one of the most significant of the revolutionary cultural movements that emerged in the early twentieth century. Its influence remains widespread in contemporary art and the word “surreal” is now popularly used to describe...

Kitsch

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 style that is considered to be overly sentimental and/or pretentious. Often draws upon mass culture and mass-produced items that may have formerly met with critical disdain. As fashions change, what was once kitsch becomes cool...

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

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 style sheet language that describes the presentation and formatting of a document written in a website markup language, such as HTML and XHTML. In general, CSS means that the page creator’s style sheet takes precedence over...