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Legibility

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In general, legibility is one of the primary design functions in providing typographic clarity in design. It is an informal measure of how easy it is to distinguish one letter from another in a particular typeface. Kevin Lynch, a prominent...

Transit-Oriented Development

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Transit-oriented Development (TOD) refers to an urban planning strategy that encourages development of mixed-use, residential, and commercial areas close to and well-served by public transport systems. A TOD consists of a public transit...

Landscape Urbanism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction Landscape urbanism is an emergent discourse adopting landscape as a reference point to observe the city and urban life. It attempts to think beyond the binary manifestation of man-nature and architecture-landscape and employs...

Street Art

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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...Street art is a global phenomenon that infiltrates the textures of the urban environment, transforming the street into a gallery. The activity merges installation, social and political commentary, symbolic iconography, graphic logos...

Graffiti

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

...An example of urban graffiti in Manhattan, New York, March 2008. This term is derived from the Italian word graffito meaning ‘scratched’. Graffiti ranges from carvings and scrawlings on property to aerosol spray painting of subway...

Space, Spatiality

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Western philosophy and science since the Greeks developed the notion of space as something abstract, empty, measurable, and neutral. This was integral to the development of mathematics, physics, cartography, and much more. Alongside...

Vernacular

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

...The vernacular is something that all designers can draw inspiration from. Many fonts are based on text found in the urban environment, for example. It is always useful to look beyond the fonts pre-installed on a computer and take...

Landscape Architecture

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Landscape architecture primarily involves the judicious yet aesthetic designing of outdoor areas, which includes private gardens, public parks, sites for campuses or residential or commercial estates, and riverfronts or lakefronts...

Graffiti

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

...Deriving from the Italian graffito, which means a scratching or scribble, graffiti is a plural noun used to describe unauthorised writings or drawings on public surfaces. Graffiti can encompass everything from tags scrawled on buses...

Savannah Preference

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Also referred to as the “savanna hypothesis,” the Savannah Preference is a tendency for people to unconsciously prefer habitats with features characteristic of tropical African savanna landscapes (depth, openness, uniform grassy coverings...