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Design Terms

llustration

  An illustration is a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process,[1] designed for integration in published media, such as posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations, video games and films. The origin of […]

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Materials

Paper

Paper and boards are as diverse as the applications for which it is to be used. Graphic designers would specify the paper or board to be used for print, die cutting and finishing. It is […]

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Paper and Print

Block Printing

Woodblock printing is a technique for printing text, images or patterns used widely throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper. As a method of printing on cloth, the earliest surviving examples from China date to before 220 AD. […]

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Paper and Print

Book Binding

Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book from an ordered stack of paper sheets that are folded together into sections or sometimes left as a stack of individual sheets. The stack is then bound together along one edge […]