Design for Visual Communication: Challenges and Priorities
The contents of this book are mainly based on ideas discussed within the framework of the 2016 International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC). This event was initiated at the beginning of the new millennium and has since developed into an internationally respected event.
The chapters included in this volume provide evidence of visual communication as an established discipline where critical research informs design practice, printing history lays the foundations for future projects, and professional practice benefits from cross-disciplinary collaborations.
The anthology investigates both current and future challenges and priorities in the field of design for visual communication, and will serve to provide a vivid spark to start a discourse in this regard. It will become a working tool and reference point for people interested in studying and researching typography and visual communication.
Klimis Mastoridis is a Professor of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He is also Director of the Institute for the Study of Typography and Visual Communication and a Fellow of the International Society of Typographic Designers. He is the founder of the International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication and the author of the books Θέματα αναπαραγωγής και εκτύπωσης [Reproduction and Printing Issues] (1998; 2010) and Casting the Greek Newspaper: A Study of the Morphology of the Ephemeris from Its Origins until the Introduction of the Mechanical Setting (1999).
Niki Sioki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design and Multimedia at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Her research interests concentrate on Greek printing and typographic history, and she is a member of a number of societies and professional associations which promote the historical study of books and printing.
Mary Dyson is currently an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, UK, having previously held the post of Associate Professor in this department. She has authored and co-authored over thirty refereed journal articles and around sixteen chapters in books; she has also co-edited a book, titled Digital Fonts and Reading (2016).
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