Tag Archives: Graphic Design

We’re shining the spotlight on two core textbooks

9 May

The start of term is fast approaching, so we’re shining the spotlight on two core textbooks from the Required Reading Range. Fully illustrated and packed with case studies and commentary from international professionals and practitioners, both Visual Research and Visible Signs, are practical, visually stimulating sourcebooks for students. 


Visual Arts New Catalogues

14 Apr

Presenting our 2015 catalogues for Interior Design & Architecture and Design & Graphic Arts (now including Photography!) Have a look at some of the new and upcoming titles from Bloomsbury Publishing and Fairchild Books:


2013 Textbooks Round-Up: Design

4 Oct

The first of our autumn textbook round-ups this year kicks off with what’s on offer in Design.


Coming Soon! Basics Design: Format, second edition

16 Mar

A little taster of Basics Design: Format, second editon…. […]

It’s all about the ‘S’ word

9 Feb

I’ll be swapping my usual Friday in the AVA office for a day of sustainability and activism themed events at the D&AD Education Day at the London College of Communication. […]


20 Dec

The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design provides an introduction to the creative skills, techniques and processes required by designers in order to produce a professional, creative and commercially aware portfolio. This book is up for grabs in today’s advent giveaway so if you would like to be in with a chance of winning a copy simply comment on this blog post by 4pm tomorrow! […]


19 Dec

Only five days left in our advent giveaway! Comment today for your chance to win a copy of Design for Sustainable Change. Whether you’re involved in graphic design, fashion design, industrial design or architecture,  Design for Sustainable Change clearly explains the key theories and debates surrounding sustainability to allow you to adapt and integrate them into your own working practices. […]


8 Dec

ava advent giveaway basics graphic design approach and language

Comment on this post for your chance to win a copy of Basics Graphic Design 01: Approach and Language – you only have 24 hours!


Student profile, Visual Communication – Alison Lucy Stone

11 Oct

I have always found the development and progression of a designer or artist’s work extremely interesting to see. […]

Definition of the week… ‘Typefaces & Fonts’

10 Oct

This week’s definition is taken from  The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design. […]