Synopses & Reviews
This visual survey of graphic design styles through the ages is an essential resource for designers, art and design students, and art lovers. With more than 700 illustrations, it is the only wide-ranging history of graphic design to be completely visual, and many readers treasure it for its amazing trove of images. This new edition has been brought completely up to date, with sections devoted to styles of the twenty-first century, including the widely popular Street Art and Hand Lettering movements. Graphic Style, says Studio Magazine, \"should be on the shelf of every serious designer/illustrator.\" '
When Graphic Style first appeared in 1988, it quickly won recognition as the book to consult for a visual overview of graphic design styles through the ages. Now this essential design compendium has been updated with a brand new section on the digital age, covering all the developments of the past 12 years from typocentric design to the impact of the Internet. Anyone who wants to know more about Dutch Art Deco or Italian Art Nouveau, or any of the other graphic styles of the 20th century, should turn to this book, with its more than 700 brilliantly selected illustrations and insightful text.
The book to consult for an overview of graphic design styles from the industrial era onward. A quick appreciation of every significant trend from Art Nouveau to Neo-Modern. Now, in an expanded edition with over 700 illustrations, this essential design compendium takes us up to the present day. A new section on the digital era covers everything from typocentric design to the impact of club culture and the Internet.
About the Author
Steven Heller is a historian and critic of graphic design. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 130 books on design and popular culture. The recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement, he lives in New York City. Seymour Chwast is a cofounder and now the director of the Pushpin Group, an internationally acclaimed design firm. His award-winning illustrations and designs have been used in advertising and posters as well as in 30 books for children.'