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Character

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

...The images above are characterisations of some of the sporting events held during the summer Olympics.An illustration that possesses features and human attributes in order to portray believable roles in narratives, such as graphic novels...

Simile

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

...A figure of speech that creates a comparative link between the subject matter and an unrelated element. For example ‘as fresh as a daisy’. A simile can make a verbal or visual description more emphatic or vivid...

Absurdity

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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...This was a promotional piece created for Ware magazine in answer to a brief to create an abstract image around power and strength in sport. Illustration by Andy PottsThe creation of images that amplify texts and embrace...

Allegory

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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...This is an allegorical Victorian souvenir card showing an ambiguous narrative as the couple runs away, only to be faced by an oncoming train.A form of extended metaphor used to describe a narrative that does not serve to provide a literal...

Metaphor

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 device that transfers meaning from one thing to another even though there may not be a close relationship between them. A visual metaphor conveys an impression that is relatively unfamiliar by drawing a comparison with something familiar....

Visual Metaphor

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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...Suburban Bliss’ by Izzie Klingels The word ‘metaphor’ is derived from the Greek ‘to carry over or across’. An item or idea is moved in place of something else, and therefore context becomes key. Illustrators can play with signs...

Propaganda

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Propaganda most generally refers to biased or misleading information, used to promote a political cause or point of view. Propaganda is designed to have maximum emotional effect and can take any form of communication including posters...

Storytelling

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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...Illustration by Janine Shroff A form of communication aimed at recreating events that have occurred using visual, written and oral methods. Visual storytelling is an ancient cultural form of communication dating back to cave...

Typogram

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 use of type to visually express an idea by something more than just the letters that constitute the word. In this example, ‘big’ is defined by being printed with a large type size, and ‘small’ through a small type size. However...

Reportage

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

...A style of photography characterised by images that capture and detail defining moments of real life and the joys and horrors of the world equally. Reportage photography is commonly used to document the world we live in, particularly its...