Art Direction examines the key techniques, approaches and 'secrets' involved in the development of creative advertising concepts. Mahon provides tips on how to use surprise, simplicity, provocation and visual drama to communicate the advertising message. The book examines the process of visualizing and exploring different ideas, and discusses the use of moving image, photography, illustration and typography to realize these ideas. It also explores the use of different advertising media, from traditional formats to new and alternative channels of communication.
Idea generation is arguably the most vital part of the advertising process - and can be the most demanding. This book provides an essential introduction to the process of generating creative advertising ideas and concepts, and looks at the various obstacles that can stop ideas from forming - before exploring in detail a range of effective ways to break through creative blocks. Ideation examines different ways of visualizing and communicating ideas, explores key approaches used by international and memorable advertising campaigns and details a vast range of methods that you can use for generating your own creative ideas.
This dictionary provides a stimulating and categorical foundation for a serious international discourse on design. It is a handbook for everyone concerned with design in career or education, who is interested in it, enjoys it, and wishes to understand it. 110 authors from Japan, Austria, England, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United States, and elsewhere have written original articles for this design dictionary. Their cultural differences provide perspectives for a shared understanding of central design categories and communicating about design. The volume includes both the terms in use in current discussions, some of which are still relatively new, as well as classics of design discourse. A practical book, both scholarly and ideal for browsing and reading at leisure.