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Drawing for Graphic Design by Timothy Samara

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Once again, as with each book I write,
I am indebted not only to the designers
around the world who graciously
contribute examples of their work, but
to the development team at Rockport.
Their time and effort in coordinating
copy editing, researching paper stocks,
reviewing and helping me improve the
book’s design—never mind their (almost)
limitless patience with my sometimes
exasperating work process—are invalu-
able and deeply appreciated. I would
also like to acknowledge the critical
input of colleagues Steff Geissbuhler,
Christine Hiebert, Gregory Paone, and
Chris Zelinsky, whose insights, through
conversation and contributions of work,
have helped me clarify my own thinking
and, hopefully, made this book a valuable
resource for designers. To my partner
Sean, as well as to my parents and
students: thank you for your inspiration,
encouragement, and the world you make
around me.
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© 2012 by Rockport Publishers, Inc.
All rights reserved. No part of this book
may be reproduced in any form without
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owners. All images in this book have
been reproduced with the knowledge
and prior consent of the artists concerned,
and no responsibility is accepted by
producer, publisher, or printer for any
infringement of copyright or otherwise,
arising from the contents of this publication.
Every effort has been made to ensure
that credits accurately comply with
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any inaccuracies that may have occurred
and will resolve inaccurate or missing
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of the book.
First published in the United States of America
by Rockport Publishers
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ISBN: 978-1-59253-781-5
Digital edition published in 2012
eISBN: 978-1-61058-411-1
Library of Congress
Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Samara, Timothy.
Drawing for graphic design : understanding
conceptual principles and practical techniques
to create unique, effective design solutions /
Timothy Samara.
pages cm
Summary: “Here is a complete, comprehensive
drawing reference for design students and
professionals alike who want to implement
drawing as a professional tool. In Drawing for
Graphic Design, Timothy Samara empowers
readers to add drawing to their design vocabu-
lary, featuring case studies of commercial proj-
ects from start to finish along with a showcase
of real-world projects that integrate drawing
as an intrinsic part of their visual communica-
tion. Filled with original author drawings and
sketches, it’s a must-have reference that will
benefit designers of all levels”-- Provided by
publisher.
ISBN 978-1-59253-781-5 (pbk.)
1. Graphic arts--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
2. Commercial art--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
I. Title.
NC997.S235 2012
741.6--dc23
2012007626
Cover and book design, book photography, and
illustrations by Timothy Samara.
Printed in China

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