We’re shining the spotlight on two core textbooks

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 Research: An Introduction to Research Methods in Graphic Design

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Featuring practical design tasks and a range of international examples, this book is an engaging introduction to the practice of researching for graphic design projects.

The third edition of Visual Research: An Introduction to Research Methods in Graphic Design features 12 new case studies, updated design exercises and a new chapter on design-led tools and information design methods, in relation to both print and on-screen design.



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Visible Signs: An Introduction to Semiotics in the Visual Arts

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Visible Signs explores key semiotic terms and theories in relation to visual communication, to help design students gain a deeper understanding of communication works.

Featuring new visuals and expanded commentary on a range of contemporary projects by international designers, this third edition explains how readers can apply semiotic theory in the creation of their own work.



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Interested in receiving a copy of either text for inspection? Simply visit the webpage for Visual Research or Visible Signs and hit the “Request an Inspection Copy/ “Request an Exam/Desk Copy button. Or, get in touch with us directly at: 

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