Coming Soon! Basics Design: Format, second edition

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

Packed full with inspiring ideas and projects, and interviews with leading creative designers, Basics Design: Format, second edition is an indispensable guide to exploring how a design’s printed or digital information is received. The first edition of this book launched AVA’s successful Basics Design series. New material from the authors in this edition includes a new chapter, focusing on on-screen, online and moving image, and much of the content has been updated and restructured.

The second edition of Basics Design: Format explores topics ranging from book formats and print techniques, to film and websites and hand-helds. Featured contributors inlcude Andy Vella, Cartlidge Levene, Frost Design, Hat-trick, KesselsKramer and many more. This book will be available to buy from our website at the beginning of April – in the meantime, here’s a little sneak preview…


Gavin Ambrose
is a practising graphic designer. His current commercial practice includes clients from the arts sector, publishers and advertising agencies.

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals on both sides of the Atlantic.


The Basics Design series from AVA:

Format, second edition
Layout, second edition
Print & Finish
Design Thinking