D.I.Y. Design It Yourself

Ellen Lupton

     7 × 8.5 in (17.8 × 21.6 cm)
196 pages
250 color illustrations
Publication date: 1/1/2006
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568985527

Not satisfied with the new T-shirts on sale at the local mall? Maybe you'd like a wedding invitation that expresses your own vision, not your party planner's? How about some personalized stationery? An upgrade to your website? A business card? A poster for your political campaign? A CD package for your band? Sound good? Then get up off your couch and Design It Yourself! Avoid graphic identity theft: build your own. Ellen Lupton, bestselling author of Thinking with Type will show you how.

DIY: Design It Yourself provides all the tools you'll need to create your own projects, from conception through production. Inside you'll find:
  • simple ideas on how to "think like a designer"
  • clear and coherent explanations of design technologies, from silk-screening to web development, and what materials you'll need to get your job done
  • where to find and buy them
  • how much time and experience a project demands
  • diagrams that show how to handle complex tasks
  • basic typographic dos and don'ts
  • the history and theory of the DIY design movement
  • hundreds of innovative and beautiful projects for inspiration.

No more excuses. With this book, virtually any design task is within your grasp. Just do it (yourself)!

Also in the Design Brief Series:Geometry of Design Elements of Design, Grid Systems, and Thinking with Type.

Ellen Lupton is Princeton Architectural Press's all-time bestselling author. Her titles include Thinking with Type, Skin, Design Culture Now, Inside Design Now, and others. This book is produced with her students at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, where she is chairman of the Department of Design.

Reader Comments

Just Do It... Yourself (rating 5 out of 5):
Simple ideas and concepts are repackaged into sophisticated design solutions for all lifestyles. This book beautifully shows that there are creative uses for anything, from bags, to stagionary, T-shirts, coasters, logos,.. you name it. You Can Do It Too :)
- Elke Gasselseder from Baltimore (01/24/2006)

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