Graphic Design School

A Foundation Course for Graphic Designers Working in Print, Moving Image and Digital Media


The seventh edition of the market-leading, practical book for both students and small businesses


ISBN: 9780500295595 Category:

David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, Abbie Vickress


Graphic Design School is organized into two main sections, ‘principles’ and ‘practice’. The first section deals with the fundamentals of design, such as composition, hierarchy, layout, typography, grid structure, colour and so on. The second section puts these basics into practice, and gives information about studio techniques and production issues relevant to a number of different graphic design disciplines. The last part of the second section provides an overview of some of the different career choices open to students entering the graphic design field.

This seventh edition of Graphic Design School features all-new assignments and fully updated reading lists. Over a third of the images are entirely new, and include a mix of professional work and outstanding student pieces. In addition, Part II: Practice Plus features new software and revisits old print technologies – for example, risograph printing and screen printing – which are becoming increasingly popular forms of production again.

Additional information

Weight 838 g
Dimensions 22.3 x 22.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 16 September 2020
Number of pages 208
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 22.3 x 22.2 cm
Weight 838 g


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David Dabner teaches at the London College of Communication and is an experienced industry professional. Sandra Stewart is the Associate Dean for Academics at Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Abbie Vickress teaches BA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins in London