Modernism's timeless functionality and beauty are constantly reinterpreted in the world of design.
New Modernist Type gathers a collection of hundreds of contemporary examples showing how simplicity, clarity and homage to historical modernism are still at play in the work of today’s most exciting graphic designers.
Steven Heller, design historian and critic, and Gail Anderson, designer and educator, have made an international selection of ‘new modernist’ designs, from classical, constructivist or retro works to optical, kinetic or metaphorical creations. Heller’s highly informed commentary illuminates the historical context of these new tendencies.
With its breathtaking spectrum of modernist typographies created for today’s design briefs, New Modernist Type is an essential sourcebook and inspiration for student and professional graphic designers.
Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author programme at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is the author, editor and co-editor of over 100 books on design and popular culture, including Graphic, Typography Sketchbooks, Scripts, New Ornamental Type and New Vintage Type, all published by Thames & Hudson.
Gail Anderson is a designer, educator, and writer. She teaches in the MFA and undergraduate programs at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and has written for blogs and magazines, including Imprint and Uppercase. She is the former creative director of design at SpotCo, New York, and a former senior art director at Rolling Stone magazine.