History Of Graphic Design Vol 2

History Of Graphic Design Vol 2
History Of Graphic Design Vol 2


Number of pages
25,8 x 38,4 x 5,0 cm
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Throughout the years, more or less dark, graphic design, a living and clear synthesis of image and idea, restores the spirit of each era. From minimalist packaging to colorful advertisements, from enlightening graphics on the state of the environment to elegant interfaces, it is as much a means of conveying information as it is a reflection of a society's cultural aspirations and values.

This second volume concludes the most comprehensive exploration of graphic design to date, sweeping from the 1960s to the present. Nearly 3,500 seminal graphic works from around the world mark this visual map through contemporary history, from the emergence of international style to the birth of a revolutionary digital age. Nearly 80 landmark projects are examined through detailed analyses and more than 118 biographies of the most important graphic designers of this period, including Massimo Vignelli (New York subway signage), Otl Aicher (Lufthansa identity), Paula Scher (Citibank brand identity), Neville Brody (The Face Magazine), Kashiwa Sato (Uniqlo identity) or Stefan Sagmeister (handwritten posters).

The author Jens Müller has used his extensive knowledge of this field to select the most striking creations of each year, against a frieze showing the stages in the history of design. Each decade is presented in a succinct panorama complemented by a splendid illustrated timeline, in order to present graphic production in all its variety and the global environment it describes and defines.

This collection of the most important graphic works offers a necessary reflection on the developments of a creative field in constant evolution and in permanent questioning. These essential works form milestones in our contemporary history and help us to perceive the true influence of graphic design on our daily lives.