The People's Typography: A Social Semiotic analysis explores the relationship between a specific visual dialect generated in South African informal settlements ('township typography') and mainstream cultural production, specifically the field of South African print advertising. This study starts with the premise that 'township typography' is a complex visual dialect generated by various economic and historical factors within the South African landscape. These factors translate into the adoption of specific tools, application methods and set of skills when producing letterforms in the South African informal settlement - making 'township typography' a unique dialect, that can be distinguished from letterforms found within mainstream graphic design. Due to the social origin of this dialect, and it's distinct appearance 'township typography' has the capacity to evoke and appeal to specific social, cultural and demographic structures in South African society. The People's Typography: A Social Semiotic Analysis reveals a process by which these features are drawn into South African print advertising as the result of a complex process of incorporation and institutional consecration.
Discover the definitions you need with the Pocket Visual Dictionary.With over 33,000 terms across 14 sections from all aspects of life including the universe, sea and air, music, the human body, and animals, the Pocket Visual Dictionary gives you easy access to the vocabulary you need. This unique and handy reference tool will have the whole family revisiting its pages again and again.In this new edition, pictures, annotations, and labels take you straight to what you need to know. Now fully updated and packed with dazzling photos and artwork, the Pocket Visual Dictionary links pictures and words like never before.See what other dictionaries only tell you with the Pocket Visual Dictionary.
The DK German-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern world through themed chapters filled with full-colour photographs and artworks which display and label all elements of everyday life. With sections ranging from home and work to leisure and the environment, every item is clearly labelled in German with the translation directly below. The German-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a colourful and stimulating learning resource ideal for all levels and ages. With more than 6,000 terms annotated, the illustrations in the dictionary provide a quick and intuitive route to learning a language, defining the words visually so it is easier to remember them. Learning German has never been easier!
The DK Chinese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern world through themed chapters filled with full-colour photographs and artworks which display and label all elements of everyday life. With sections ranging from home and work to leisure and the environment, every item is clearly labelled in Chinese with the translation and pronunciation guide directly below. "The Chinese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary" is a colourful and stimulating learning resource ideal for all levels and ages. With more than 6,000 terms annotated, the illustrations in the dictionary provide a quick and intuitive route to learning a language, defining the words visually so it is easier to remember them. Learning Chinese has never been easier!
Collins French Dictionary & Grammar is an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. Colour headwords, cultural notes and an easy-to-use grammar section make this the ideal book for intermediate learners. Collins French Dictionary & Grammar is designed for all intermediate learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. 96,000 references and 136,000 translations will help those learning French take their language skills to the next level. This edition of Collins French Dictionary & Grammar has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. A comprehensive grammar guide presents detailed examples and translations to help users to understand French grammar - the perfect complement to the dictionary. The clear Collins typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and along with the new alphabet tabs, ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily. Some of the other titles available in the Collins French dictionary range are Collins Gem French Dictionary, Collins Pocket French Dictionary, and Collins Concise French Dictionary - giving users all the help they need.
This beautifully illustrated Doctor Who Visual Dictionary is now updated and expanded to include the latest Doctor Who facts including the Twelfth Doctor and Doctor Who season 8 storylines. Bursting with action-packed images and little-known facts "Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded" is ideal for any fan of Doctor Who. With 32 pages of material including new companions and aliens, you'll have all the tricks and secrets of Doctor Who at your fingertips. Step into the TARDIS, battle Cybermen and Daleks, and discover all the Doctor's secrets in this visually stunning guide to the Doctor Who universe.
The Japanese and English Bilingual Visual Dictionary makes Japanese as simple as possible to learn, translate and retain key vocabulary. Completely updated to include over 10,000 fully illustrated terms in both Japanese and English. Arranged by theme the Japanese and English Bilingual Visual Dictionary covers an array of subjects: from eating out and shopping, to leisure, work, appearance and beyond, so you can find the word you need instantly. The Japanese and English Bilingual Visual Dictionary comes in a travel-sized and with a pronunciation guide so you will never be stuck for the right word again.
Now comes with a free companion audio app that allows readers to scan the pages to hear words spoken in both Arabic and English.Newly revised and updated, the Arabic–English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a quick and intuitive way to learn and recall everyday words in Arabic.Introducing a range of useful current vocabulary in thematic order, this dictionary uses full-color photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life—from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world—with panel features on key nouns, verbs, and useful phrases.The Arabic–English Bilingual Visual Dictionary features: • A quick and intuitive way to learn and remember thousands of words. • A complete range of illustrated objects and scenes from everyday life. • Fast and effective learning for any situation, from home and office to shopping and dining out. • Detailed index for instant reference. • Handy size ideal for travel. The illustrations provide a quick and intuitive route to learning the language, defining the words visually so it is easier to remember them and creating a colorful and stimulating learning resource for the foreign-language and EFL/ESL student.
Collins Easy Learning Italian Dictionary is an up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with practical and fun supplements, ideal for learners of Italian of all ages. Collins Easy Learning Italian Dictionary is designed for anyone of any age who is starting to learn Italian. The entries cover everyday Italian and English, including all essential set expressions, so you can be sure of having all the vocabulary you need. The dictionary also offers additional help in the form of a full guide to using the dictionary, essential grammar pages and a section on expressing yourself in Italian and English. With warnings on the most common errors and confusable words, the Collins Easy Learning Italian Dictionary gives a solid foundation for Italian language learning. Get it right: translations shown in examples to show you how to really use Italian. Get there fast: new, clear Collins typography and colour lookup take you quickly to the words you want, with all the most important words flagged for rapid identification. Have confidence: a fun, practical supplement helping you use written and spoken Italian correctly. Other titles available in the Collins Italian Easy Learning range are Collins Easy Learning Italian Verbs, Collins Easy Learning Italian Grammar and Collins Easy Learning Italian Conversation - giving learners all the help they need in every aspect of language learning.
The 8th edition of the "Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's Dictionary" offers up-to-date coverage of today's English in a clear, attractive format. This dictionary is ideal for upper-intermediate and advanced learners of English. It covers all the words, phrases, and idioms that students need to master in order to speak and write effective English. With full-sentence definitions written in simple, natural English, this dictionary is easy to use and understand. The examples, taken from the 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus, show learners how the words are used in authentic contexts. The dictionary also provides extensive help with grammar, including grammar patterns for many of the examples, and a grammar reference in the supplement. A wide range of vocabulary-building features, many of them with full-colour illustrations, encourage students to expand and improve their accuracy and fluency. The dictionary also includes a Visual Thesaurus, which provides alternatives to the 50 most over-used words in English; an Activity Guide, which helps students learn how to get the most out of the dictionary; a Writer's Handbook, which gives guidance on spelling, punctuation, letter-writing and CVs, and a Speaker's Handbook, which gives advice on the best set phrases to use in specific situations. The "Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's Dictionary" provides invaluable and detailed guidance on the English language, and is the complete reference tool for learners of English.
For over fifty years, the Type Directors Club has encouraged the worldwide graphic arts community to achieve excellence in typography through its annual international competitions. Typography 33 is the only annual devoted exclusively to typography and presents the finest work in the field for the year 2011. Selected from approximately 2300 international submissions to the annual Type Directors Club competition, the winning designs are models of excellence and innovation in the use of type design, representing a wide range of categories including books, magazines, corporate identities, logos, stationery, annual reports, video and web graphics, and posters.
The 3rd edition of the Collins COBUILD Intermediate Learner's Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of today's English in a clear, attractive format. This dictionary is ideal for intermediate-level learners of English. With full-sentence definitions written in simple, natural English, this dictionary is easy to use and understand. The examples, taken from the 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus, show learners how the words are used in authentic contexts. This dictionary covers all the essential words, phrases, and idioms that students at this level need to learn, and provides help with grammar and usage. A wide range of vocabulary-building features, many of them with full-colour illustrations, encourage students to learn new words and improve their fluency. The dictionary also includes a Visual Thesaurus, which provides alternatives to the 50 most over-used words in English; an Activity Guide, which helps students learn how to get the most out of the dictionary, and a Grammar Reference, which explains key points of English grammar. The Collins COBUILD Intermediate Learner's Dictionary provides invaluable guidance on the English language, and is the complete reference tool for learners of English.
The process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, space, image, and colour informs the way we connect across languages and cultures. Derived from the acclaimed Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, this fascinating compendium celebrates the long, rich history of graphic design, from the first sample of movable type and the Nuremberg Chronicle of the fifteenth century to the cutting-edge magazines, posters, and ephemera of today. Compiled and written by a global team of experts, this book is international in its scope and appeal.