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Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design
     

Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design

by Steven Heller
 

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A sequel to its popular forerunner, this edition casts the net even farther in examining the reasons and history behind various objects of design that have had a significant impact on our culture.

The objects discussed range from the vintage posters that promoted concerts and fairs during the 1930s to a Roiling Stones CD cover from the 1990s. This volume also

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A sequel to its popular forerunner, this edition casts the net even farther in examining the reasons and history behind various objects of design that have had a significant impact on our culture.

The objects discussed range from the vintage posters that promoted concerts and fairs during the 1930s to a Roiling Stones CD cover from the 1990s. This volume also investigates larger movements and phenomena, including Norman Rockwell's effect on Americana, and the Cartoon Network's hold on children. Like the first volume, this is an eclectic look at how, why, and if graphic design, in the broadest sense, works as an influence on the public eye. Designers, students, and anyone interested in the history and dynamics of graphics as art and craft will find this an engaging and instructive read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581159448
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
1,115,050
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author


Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author+Entrepreneur program at New York's School of Visual Arts. He is the author, editor, and co-editor of more than one hundred books on design and popular culture.

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