Design Connoisseur: An Eclectic Collection of Imagery and Type

Design Connoisseur: An Eclectic Collection of Imagery and Type

by Louise Fili
     
 

Exquisite graphic design artifacts make up this unusual collection culled from the pages of type and typography books spanning four vintage decades. Dating from 1900 to 1940, most of the rare type specimens, layouts, marks, and decorations from the period have never been reprinted before, and will serve as inspiration and resource for practicing design professionals,… See more details below

Overview

Exquisite graphic design artifacts make up this unusual collection culled from the pages of type and typography books spanning four vintage decades. Dating from 1900 to 1940, most of the rare type specimens, layouts, marks, and decorations from the period have never been reprinted before, and will serve as inspiration and resource for practicing design professionals, students, and teachers of graphic design. The rich quality of the black-and-white reproductions will allow designers to scan and use the designs in their own work.


About The Author

Steven Heller is editor of the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design and the chair of the MFA design department at the School of Visual Arts. He is the author or editor of more than seventy books on graphic design, and he is a contributor or contributing editor to nearly 25 magazines, including Print, U&lc, Eye Magazine, Communications Arts, ID magazine, Graphics, Design Issues, and Mother Jones. Since 1986 he has been senior art director of the New York Times, which he first joined as an art director in 1974. From 1967-1973, he served as art director for numerous publications, including Interview magazine, The New York Free Press, Rock Magazine, Screw magazine, Mobster Times, Evergreen Review, and the Irish Arts Center.

He was awarded three design grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, in 1986,1988, and 1990. In 1996, he received a Special Educators Award from The Art Director�s Club of New York. He has been the curator of ten design exhibitions, including �The Art of Satire� at the Pratt Graphics Center and �Art Against War� at the Parsons School of Design. Since 1986, he has directed �Modernism & Eclecticism: A History of American Graphic Design,� an annual symposium at the School of Visual Arts. He lives in New York.

Louise Fili is president of Louise Fili Ltd., specializing in logo, package, restaurant, type, book and book jacket design. She is co-author, with Steven Heller, of Italian Art Deco, Dutch Moderne, Deco Espa�a, French Modern, German Modern, Streamline, British Modern, Deco Type, and Typology.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
The authors share their lovingly collected gallery of rare typefaces, ornaments, letterheads, and trademarks<-->dating from 1900 through 1940, and gleaned from sources in the US and Europe. They provide some introductory text, but mostly they let their collection speak for itself, to designers and others looking for ideas and inspiration. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581150698
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.51(d)

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