Synopses & Reviews
Storefront signs have long been a charming and respected commercial art form. The first book to look at sign design in a popular format, Designage presents over 300 examples of vintage and contemporary signs from around the world. Graphically ingenious and imaginative, they proclaim a variety of services and products, often using a visual pun or wordplay. Designage covers a wide range of styles -- Roman, Victorian, Gothic, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco, to name a few -- and an even wider range of materials, including tile, wood, iron-work, neon, brass, and enamel. This is a valuable reference for graphic designers and architects, as well as a delightful visual trip down international lanes.