Icons of Graphic Design


RRP: $49.95


This collection presents a very unique history of design, documenting over a century of creative brilliance.

Showcasing some of the most influential designs and their designers from 1900 to the present, this outstanding publication illustrates how the best ideas can perpetuate themselves, one great concept inspiring the next.

More than one hundred seminal images – one from each year – are shown alongside the works that preceded 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 and Milton Glaser to Peter Saville and Michel Gondry – visually juxtaposing each example to reveal a theme or artistic device.

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the Designer as Author MFA Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He is the author of over 120 books on graphic design. Mirko Ilic is a graphic designer who has won numerous awards for his hand-drawn design work. He now heads his own firm, Mirko Ilic Corp, which specializes in print images and film title sequences.

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