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Creative jolt inspirations
Gonnella, Rose.
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
144 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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NC998.5.A1 G63 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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CREATIVE JOLT INSPIRATIONS is a visual idea sourcebook -- pure stimulation for the creative mind, featuring hundreds of visual idea starters to inspire creativity. Many designers keep scrapbooks close at hand to inspire them when they're stuck. This book is for those who don't have the time to compile one on their own, or for the designer who wants a head start on developing his or her personal idea file.

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Library Journal Review

Professional designers, whether working in graphic design, advertising, illustration, typography, or photography, always hit dry spots in their creative lives. These two books are meant to jolt them out of their comfort zones. Anderson is an award-winning design director of a creative design and marketing studio in New Jersey. Robin Landa is a designer, copywriter, and creative consultant to major corporations. In the first volume, they join with coauthor Rose Gonnella to explore creative, sometimes shocking ways of overcoming design stumbling blocks, using 17 ingenious approaches. The second volume provides pure stimulation rather than practical design solutions. Its scrapbook approach serves as a springboard. Both books are recommended for academic and professional collections and larger public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Chapter 1 Just linesp. 14
Chapter 2 Charming shape/excellent formp. 28
Chapter 3 Striking typep. 46
Chapter 4 A whole new palettep. 60
Chapter 5 Textures and patternspatternspatternsp. 70
Chapter 6 Found imagery/random objectsp. 82
Chapter 7 Mixed up media/techniquesp. 96
Chapter 8 Collagedp. 110
Chapter 9 Case studiesp. 122
Russell hassell/russell hassell design/new york, nyp. 124
Clizabeth y. akamatsu/appleby studio/nacogdoches, txp. 128
Donna reynolds/racer-reynolds illustration/oakland, cap. 130
Martin holloway/martin holloway graphic design/warren, njp. 132
Mary lum/hornell, nyp. 134
Piero fenci/appleby studio/nacogdoches, txp. 136
Greg leshe/greg leshe photography/south orange, njp. 138
Petrula vrontikis/vrontikis design office/los angeles, cap. 140
Copyright noticesp. 142
Indexp. 144