Graphic Design Manual: Principles and Practice / Armin Hoffmann
Armin Hofmann’s richly varied work is recognized for its reliance on the fundamental elements of graphic form—point, line, and shape—and the economic use of color and fonts. This newly revised edition of the 1965 design manual classic remains a useful resource. Elements of image and form are analyzed and examined with regard to their inherent laws. With an emphasis on clear and minimalistic geometric forms and patterns, Hofmann's rich body of work serves as a perfect starting point for contemporary design practices. This volume is particularly useful to designers and design students seeking to engage with form as Hoffman's exercises are excellent prompts to further contemporary exploration. A pedagogical classic—which deals with the universal language of sign, symbol, dot, and line—Hoffman's Manual distills the essential principles of Hofmann's rational approach to teaching design.
In English, French, and German
Published by Niggli (Sixth edition, 2015)
Softcover, 200 pages, 301 black and white illustrations,