Drawing for Graphic Design: Timothy Samara

The book that I looked at was called Drawing for Graphic Design : Understanding Conceptual Principles and Practical Techniques to Create Unique, Effective Design Solutions By Timothy Samara. Timothy Samara has written a lot of educational books as he is currently an educator at two big colleges in New York City; The School of Visual Arts and FIT: Fashion Institute of Technology. His books mainly focus on teaching readers about graphic design techniques from all levels and also typography. This book talks about the basics of graphic design and how not only drawing but also current culture, practice and education can effect the end result of a single piece. He also stressed the idea about how people should focus on using metaphor to express something in any art work you do. It does not only catch someones eye faster, but also keeps the person looking at the work you are doing.

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The picture above is from page 68 in the book, and are showing examples of how to use graphic design as a narrative. Both of these images use different forms to expressive different issues and points. I especially find that the right poster is very fascinating to look at because it reminds the viewer of a crime scene and makes you think what happened and what is the story behind this work of art.

One thought on “Drawing for Graphic Design: Timothy Samara”

  1. I really liked you post the whole idea of using graphic designs as a narrative and how current culture, practice and education can effect a single piece.


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