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I Heart Design: Remarkable Graphic Design Selected by Designers, Illustrators, and Critics


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I Heart Design is a collection of “favorite” designs as selected by 80 prominent graphic designers, typographers, teachers, scholars, writers and design impresarios. Designers have preferences, like modern over postmodern, serif over sans serif, decorative over minimal, but designers could not be engaged in design practice if they did not love design. The reasons for such a charged emotion varies from individual to individual, but there are certain commonalities regarding form, function, outcome, and more. Design triggers something in all of us that may be solely aesthetic or decidedly content-driven, but in the final analysis, we are drawn to it through the heart.


Designs featured include the iconic CBS eye, the stark Kodak identity, the Coca-Cola bottle, and, of course, The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers album cover.

About the Author

Steven Heller is the art director of the NY Times Book Review and co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts. He is the editor of the AIGA online journal, VOICE. He is a contributing editor to PRINT, EYE, Baseline, and ID, and was the recipient of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum's 2011 Design Mind Award. He writes frequently for Metropolis and other design magazines. He is author, co-author, and editor of over 90 books on design and popular culture.


Table of Contents

Introduction: We Heart Design

by Steven Heller

1. Banco type

Selected by Cyrus Highsmith

2. Pininfarina magazine

Selected by Stephen Doyle

3. London Underground graphics

Selected by J. J. Sedelmaier

4. Typographica magazine

Selected by Ed Fella

5. La fonda del sol restaurant

Selected by Sean Adams

6. Hiroshima appeals

Selected by Katherine McCoy

7. Superman title sequence

Selected by Brian Collins

8. The Happy face

Selected by Art Chantry

9. Craven “A” cigarettes poster

Selected by Seymour Chwast

10. Isotypes

Selected by Michael Maharam

11. The @ symBoL

Selected by Paola Antonelli

12. I object defy myself

Selected by Edwin Schlossberg

13. Playpower

Selected by Rick Poynor

14. The Savoy cocktail book

Selected by Arnold Schwartzman

15. I, Leonardo

Selected by Anita Kunz

16. Wilhelm Tell poster

Selected by Ivan Chermayeff

17. Wilhelm Tell poster

Selected by Steff Geissbuhler

18. The Buffalo nickel

Selected by R. O. Blechman

19. General Dynamics posters

Selected by Steven Heller

20. Valentine / Olivetti poster

Selected by Gerrit Terstiege

21. The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover

Selected by Stefan Sagmeister

22. Apartheid Museum

Selected by Warren Lehrer

23. History of Russia

Selected by Christoph Niemann

24. Everlast logo

Selected by Ralph Caplan

25. Typography as discourse

Selected by Rudy VanderLans

26. Stedelijk catalogs

Selected by Adrian Shaughnessy

27. Eberhard Faber Mongol 482 penciL

Selected by Liz Danzico

28. Albertus (1935)/ the prisoner (1967–1968)

Selected by Kerry William Purcell

29. The National Parks Service

Selected by R. Roger Remington

30. Lightnin’!

Selected by Jason Godfrey

31. Vibe covers

Selected by Arem Duplessis

32. Peace poster

Selected by Ken Carbone

33. Coca-Cola bottle

Selected by Tim Hossler

34. The Equivalent series

Selected by Allen Hori

35. Ad cuts from A–Z

Selected by Charles Spencer Anderson

36. Poster for the 50th anniversary of the Union Internationale de La Marionette, 1978

Selected by James Victore

37. The CBS eye logo

Selected by Sagi Haviv

38. The CBS eye logo

Selected by Woody Pirtle

39. STP & Mooneyes logos

Selected by Geoff McFetridge

40. My Book House

Selected by Ross MacDonald

41. VH Plakate

Selected by Jan Wilker

42. L’intransigéant poster

Selected by Kim Elam

43. Blue, Joni Mitchell

Selected by Allan Chochinov

44. Dylan poster

Selected by Andrea Rauch

45. John M. Ward baseball card, 1887

Selected by Mark Lamster

46. The Man with the Golden Arm

Selected by Christian Annyas

47. Dr. Seuss

Selected by Laura Guido-Clark

48. Type Sculpture

Selected by Gail Anderson

49. the Chromolithographic postcard

Selected by Monte Beauchamp

50. The Hip

Selected by Jonny Hannah

51. Pinnacle Hendrix poster

Selected by Shepard Fairey

52. Tomato: Something Unusual is Going on Here, 1978, From Poppy with Love, 1968

Selected by Beth Kleber

53. Kodachrome ii

Selected by Jeff Scher

54. Newsweek

Selected by Bonnie Siegler

55. Colors magazine, no. 1, 1991: “It’s a Baby”

Selected by Omar Vulpinari

56. “Adolph the Superman Swallows Gold and Spouts Junk” AIZ magazine, July 17, 1932

Selected by Robbie Conal

57. Certificate of Approval

Selected by Jessica Helfand

58. Jimi Hendrix

Selected by Jim Heimann

59. Het Boek Van PTT

Selected by Martha Scotford

60. Polar Bear (1928)

Selected by George Tscherny

61. Bifur

Selected by Steven Heller

62. XIII Secession Exhibition, Vienna, 1902 [color lithograph]

Selected by David Raizman

63. McCarthy: peace poster

Selected by Ward Sutton

64. Yeni Mosque, Istanbul (1597–1640)

Selected by Marian Bantjes

65. Koranic exempla

Selected by Majid Abbasi

66. Collage

Selected by Deborah Sussman

67. Lilliput

Selected by Ken Garland

68. Pontresina

Selected by Reto Caduff

69. Signs of Italy

Selected by Louise Fili

70. Requiem for 500 Thousand

Selected by Krzysztof Lenk

71. Motorway signs

Selected by Monika Parrinder

72. Morton Salt umbrella girl

Selected by Debbie Millman

73. Proces, Kafka, 1964

Selected by Mirko Ilic

74. Seeing is not Believing

Selected by Marshall Arisman

75. Commercial art of Palestine, 1938

Selected by David Tartakover

76. Letters in Pompeii

Selected Mauro Zennaro

77. The Century dictionary, first issued 1889–1891, final edition 1914

Selected by Scott-Martin Kosofsky

78. Musica viva

Selected by Chris Pullman

79. Iron maiden: Piece of Mind

Selected by Charles Wilkin

80. Highly Prized, 1967

Selected by Alissa Walker


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Remarkable Graphic Design Selected by Designers, Illustrators, and Critics
Heller, Steven
Rockport Publishers
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