Icons of Graphic Design

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The impact of more than one hundred years of aesthetics, form, and content on developments in graphic communications.
This unique history of design, documenting over a century of creative brilliance, has now been brought into the twenty-first century. Showcasing the most influential designs and designers from 1900 to the present, this outstanding collection illustrates how the best ideas perpetuate themselves over time, one great concept ...
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Overview

The impact of more than one hundred years of aesthetics, form, and content on developments in graphic communications.
This unique history of design, documenting over a century of creative brilliance, has now been brought into the twenty-first century. Showcasing the most influential designs and designers from 1900 to the present, this outstanding collection illustrates how the best ideas perpetuate themselves over time, one great concept inspiring the next.
More than one hundred seminal images—one from each year—are shown alongside the works that influenced their creation and the designs that were inspired or evolved from them. Examples include work from both famous and anonymous graphic artists from Toulouse-Lautrec to Milton Glaser and Art Chantry, visually juxtaposing each example to illustrate a theme or artistic device.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500287293
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 5/26/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,006,121
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design: Design as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New
York. His many previous books include Typographic
Universe, New Modernist Type, and
Scripts.

Mirko Ilic, the New York-based graphic designer, has won numerous awards for his hand-drawn design work.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Expressive Hands | 1900 8

Kids' Stories | 1901 10

Patterns Personified | 1902 12

Political Polemics | 1903 14

Facial Symmetry | 1904 16

Squaring Off | 1905 18

Objective Economy | 1906 20

Flat Men | 1907 22

Play Books | 1908 24

Long-legged Fantasy | 1909 26

Grid Locks | 1910 28

Classic Man | 1911 30

Expressionist Truth | 1912 32

Hypnotic Meandering | 1913 34

J'Accuse | 1914 36

Chaos Principle | 1915 38

Metaphoric Type | 1916 40

Hip to Be Square | 1917 42

You Beast! | 1918 44

Bars and Angles | 1919 46

Circles and Wedges | 1920 48

Type Characters | 1921 50

Red Overprints | 1922 52

Icontact | 1923 54

Systematic Clutter | 1924 56

Cover Girls and Guys | 1925 58

Futuristic Fantasy | 1926 60

Catalog Engineering | 1927 62

Show of Hands | 1928 64

Covering Art | 1929 66

Portrait Charges | 1930 68

Post-its | 1931 70

Speeding Trains | 1932 72

News Overprint | 1933 74

Book of Days | 1934 76

Heads Up | 1935 78

Photojournalistic Truth | 1936 80

Flat Color | 1937 82

Playtime | 1938 84

Attendance Required | 1939 86

Out of the Shadows | 1940 88

Recording Devices | 1941 90

Hand in Glove | 1942 92

Integrated Campaign | 1943 94

Fists and Starts | 1944 96

Modern Layout | 1945 98

Cutout Figures | 1946 100

Symbolizing Art | 1947 102

Transcendent White | 1948 104

Title Pages | 1949 106

Nuts and Bolts | 1950 108

Magazine FX | 1951 110

Wit and Satire | 1952 112

The "O"s Have It | 1953 114

Mimetic Mnemonics | 1954 116

Round and Round | 1955 118

Protest Symbols | 1956 120

Flying Type | 1957 122

Prism Colors | 1958 124

Emotive Motion | 1959 126

Primal Screams | 1960 128

LinguaFranca | 1961 130

Optic Nerves | 1962 132

Tag Lines | 1963 134

Pictorial Narratives | 1984 136

Radiation Fallout | 1965 138

Flow Chart | 1966 140

About Faces | 1967 142

Comic Panels | 1968 144

Photographically Surreal | 1969 146

Navigational Aid | 1970 148

Book Type | 1971 150

Graphic Commentary | 1972 152

Design for Designers | 1973 154

Alphabet as Metaphor | 1974 156

Shouts and Murmurs | 1975 158

Making Book | 1976 160

Cut-up Letters | 1977 162

Envisioned Environments | 1978 164

Valuable Paper | 1979 166

Angular Composition | 1980 168

Youth Culture | 1981 170

Rebus Writing | 1982 172

Anthropomorphic Frolic | 1983 174

Sensual Stare | 1984 176

Spreading Out | 1985 178

Cautionary Words | 1986 180

Multiple Layers | 1987 182

Kinetic Overprints | 1988 184

Object Photography | 1989 186

Clips and Fragments | 1990 188

Text Blocks | 1991 190

Distort and Distress | 1992 192

Designing Character | 1993 194

Sky Writing | 1994 196

Visualizing Music | 1995 198

Chicken Scratching | 1996 200

More Book Tricks | 1997 202

Stock Stories | 1998 204

Hyperactive Interactivity | 1999 206

Head Case | 2000 208

Pixel Power | 2001 210

Backward Forward | 2002 212

Sticker Culture | 2003 214

Pod-Style | 2004 216

Shape Shifters | 2005 218

Swirls and Curls | 2006 220

Bad Marks | 2007 222

Index 224

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