100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design by Veronique Vienne; Steven HellerNew in the "100 Ideas that Changed..." series, this book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation).
Call Number: NC998 .H4456 2012
Publication Date: 2012-04-18
AGI: Graphic Design since 1950 by Ben Bos; Elly BosAGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) was founded in 1951 by a small, select group of French and Swiss graphic designers. Since then AGI has invited some 600 designers from more than thirty countries to join its ranks.Together the members of AGI have written a significant part of the history of graphic design since the mid-twentieth century. This book tells the story of their accomplishments through a series of richly illustrated biographies, plus essays by prominent AGI members on past and present developments in visual communication.The designers featured here include Alan Fletcher, Saul Bass, Paul Rand, Roman Cieslewicz, Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, Seymour Chwast, April Greiman, Yusaku Kamakura, Milton Glaser, Adrian Frutiger, Tibor Kalman, and hundreds more.
Call Number: NC998.4 .A35 2007
Publication Date: 2007-10-29
The Anatomy of Design: Uncovering the Influences and Inspirations in Modern Graphic Design by Steven Heller; Mirko IlicAnatomy of Design dissects fifty examples of graphic design piece by piece, revealing an array of influences and inspirations. These pieces represent contemporary artifacts that are well conceived, finely crafted, and filled with hidden treasures. Some are overtly complex. Others are so simple that it is hard to believe there's a storehouse of inspiration hidden underneath. The selections include all kinds of design work including posters, packages, and more. Each exhibit is selected for its ubiquity, thematic import, and aesthetic significance, and every page shows how great work is derived from various inspirational and physical sources, some well-known, some unknown.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design by Art ChantryThere used to be a time when designers were trained in the history of composition. Now you just buy a fuckin' piece of software and now you've become a designer. "Art Chantry . . . Is he a Luddite?" asks a Rhode Island School of Design poster promoting a Chantry lecture. "Or is he a graphic design hero?" For decades this avatar of low-tech design has fought against the cheap and easy use of digital software. Chantry's homage to expired technology, and his inspired use of Xerox machines and X-Acto blade cuts of printed material, created a much-copied style during the grunge period and beyond. Chantry's designs were published in Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry (Chronicle Books), exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre. More recently, Chantry has drawn upon his extraordinary collection of twentieth-century graphic art to create compelling histories of the forgotten and unknown on essays he has posted on his Facebook page. These essays might lionize the unrecognized illustrators of screws, wrenches, and pipes in equipment catalogs. Other posts might reveal how some famous artists were improperly recognized. Art Chantry Speaks is the kind of opinionated art history you've always wanted to read but were never assigned.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-06-22
From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative by Daniel Stein (Editor); Jan-Noël Thon (Editor)This essay collection examines the theory and history of graphic narrative - realized in various different formats, including comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels - as one of the most interesting and versatile forms of storytelling in contemporary media culture. The contributions assembled in this volume test the applicability of narratological concepts to graphic narrative, examine aspects of graphic narrative beyond the 'single work,' consider the development of particular narrative strategies within individual genres, and trace the forms and functions of graphic narrative across cultures. Analyzing a wide range of texts, genres, and narrative strategies from both theoretical and historical perspectives, the international group of scholars gathered here offers state-of-the-art research on graphic narrative in the context of an increasingly postclassical and transmedial narratology.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013-06-26
Graphic Design: A New History by Stephen J. EskilsonNow in its second edition, this innovative look at the history of graphic design explores its evolution from the 19th century to the present day. Author Stephen J. Eskilson demonstrates how a new era began for design arts under the influence of Victorian reformers, tracing the emergence of modernist design styles in the early 20th century, and examining the wartime politicization of regional styles. Richly contextualized chapters chronicle the history of the Bauhaus and the rise of the International Style in the 1950s and '60s, and the postmodern movement of the 1970s and '80s. The book's final chapter looks at current trends in graphic design, with in-depth discussions of grunge, comic book, and graffiti aesthetics; historicism and appropriation; and the influence of technology, web design, and motion graphics. The second edition features over 80 new images, revised text throughout, a new chapter on 19th-century design, and expanded sections on critical topics including the Swiss Style, Postmodernism, and contemporary design.
Call Number: NC998 .E85 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-28
Graphic Design and Architecture, a 20th Century History: A Guide to Type, Image, Symbol, and Visual Storytelling in the Modern World by Richard PoulinThis innovative volume is the first to provide the design student, practitioner, and educator with an invaluable comprehensive reference of visual and narrative material that illustrates and evaluates the unique and important history surrounding graphic design and architecture. Graphic Design and Architecture, A 20th Century History closely examines the relationship between typography, image, symbolism, and the built environment by exploring principal themes, major technological developments, important manufacturers, and pioneering designers over the last 100 years. It is a complete resource that belongs on every designer's bookshelf.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2012-11-01
Graphic Design History by Steven Heller; Georgette BallanceIn this groundbreaking anthology, nearly 30 legendary writers explore and characterize the unique developments, notable people, and memorable events that shaped the world of graphic design. Taken in many cases from hard-to-find sources, these essays provide a unique scope and array of provocative viewpoints that are not found anywhere else. Readers will be taken on a fascinating journey through the trends that shaped the industry for the past 100-plus years, written by the people who helped define it.
Call Number: NC998.4 .G667 2001
Publication Date: 2001-06-01
Graphic Design Visionaries by Caroline RobertsFeaturing 75 of the world's most influential designers, this book presents the story of graphic design through the fascinating personal stories and significant works that have shaped the field. Arranged in chronological order, the book shows the development of design, from early innovators such as Edward McKnight Kauffer and Alexey Brodovitch to key figures of mid-century Swiss Design and corporate American branding. The book profiles masters of typography, such as Wim Crouwel and Neville Brody; visionary magazine designers, such as Leo Lionni and Cipe Pineles; designers who influenced the world of film, such as Saul Bass and Robert Brownjohn; and the creators of iconic poster work, such as Armin Hofmann, Rogério Duarte and Yusaku Kamekura. Combining insightful text and key visual examples, this is a dynamic and richly illustrated guide to the individuals whose vision has defined the world of graphic design.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-06-16
Graphic Style: From Victorian to Digital by Steven Heller; Seymour ChwastThe book to consult for an overview of graphic design styles from the industrial era onward. A quick appreciation of every significant trend from Art Nouveau to Neo-Modern. Now, in an expanded edition with over 700 illustrations, this essential design compendium takes us up to the present day. A new section on the digital era covers everything from typocentric design to the impact of club culture and the Internet.
Call Number: NC998.2 .H448 2000
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
A History of Graphic Design by Philip B. MeggsCritical acclaim for previous editions of A History of Graphic Design "I expect it to become a foundation and keystone of serious study . . . it is a fortress work." -Communication Arts "[It] traces the role of the designer as a messenger of culture." -STA Journal "Now . . . a hefty, yet concise, documentation of the entire field exists." -Print "It is a noble and formidable undertaking." -he Artist's Magazine "An excellent and invaluable work." -Library Journal "This is a reference work that reads like a novel. It's comprehensive, authoritative, graphic, and exciting." -U&lc: The Journal of Typographics "[This book] establishes graphic design as a profession. Bravo!" -Design Issues "A significant attempt at a comprehensive history of graphic design . . . it will be an eye-opener not only for general readers, but for designers who have been unaware of their legacy." -The New York Times "Mr. Meggs enthusiastically conveys these excitements to us, from the invention of photography and 'popular graphics of the Victorian era' through the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau, the Secession, the isms . . . to the Modern Movement. . . . More importantly, he shows us the joins as well as the parts."-rinting World After a decade of research by the author, the first edition of A History of Graphic Design was heralded as a publishing landmark by the Association of American Publishers, who awarded it a coveted award for publishing excellence. Now, after fifteen years of development in graphic design, this expanded and updated Third Edition includes hundreds of full-color images and new material in many areas, including alphabets, Japanese and Dutch graphics, and the computer revolution which has impacted all aspects of contemporary design and communications. With its approximately 1,200 illustrations, lucid text, and interpretive captions, the book reveals a saga of creative innovators, breakthrough technologies, and important design innovations. Graphic design is a vital component of each culture and period in human history, and in this account, an extraordinary panorama of people and events unfolds, including: * The Invention of Writing and Alphabets * Medieval Manuscript Books * The Origins of Printing and Typography * Renaissance Graphic Design * The Arts and Crafts Movement * Victorian and Art Nouveau Graphics * Modern Art and Its Impact on Design * Visual Identity and Conceptual Images * Postmodern Design * The Computer Graphics Revolution A History of Graphic Design is recognized as a seminal work; this Third Edition surpasses in detail and breadth the content, design, and color reproduction of previous editions. It is required reading for professionals, students, and everyone who works with or loves the world of graphic design. This comprehensive reference tool is an invaluable visual survey that you will turn to again and again.
Call Number: Z246 .M43 1998
Publication Date: 1998-09-09
Meggs' History of Graphic Design by Philip B. Meggs; Alston W. PurvisThe bestselling graphic design reference, updated for the digital age Meggs' History of Graphic Design is the industry's unparalleled, award-winning reference. With over 1,400 high-quality images throughout, this visually stunning text guides you through a saga of artistic innovators, breakthrough technologies, and groundbreaking developments that define the graphic design field. The initial publication of this book was heralded as a publishing landmark, and author Philip B. Meggs is credited with significantly shaping the academic field of graphic design. Meggs presents compelling, comprehensive information enclosed in an exquisite visual format. The text includes classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and the advent of postmodern design. This new sixth edition has also been updated to provide: The latest key developments in web, multimedia, and interactive design Expanded coverage of design in Asia and the Middle East Emerging design trends and technologies Timelines framed in a broader historical context to help you better understand the evolution of contemporary graphic design Extensive ancillary materials including an instructor's manual, expanded image identification banks, flashcards, and quizzes You can't master a field without knowing the history. Meggs' History of Graphic Design presents an all-inclusive, visually spectacular arrangement of graphic design knowledge for students and professionals. Learn the milestones, developments, and pioneers of the trade so that you can shape the future.
Retro Graphics: A Visual Sourcebook to 100 Years of Graphic Design by Jonathan Raimes; Lakshmi BhaskaranRetro Graphics makes it easy for DIY designers to mimic the most prominent styles of the past hundred years. A plethora of authentic design modelsfrom Art Deco and Gothic Revival to Pop Art and Post Modernismare presented and broken down into their component parts in this handy sourcebook. These entries include step-by-step techniques, color palettes, typefaces, illustration styles, and ornamentation to help anyone create the look of such diverse materials as Victorian advertisements and pulp fiction bookjackets. History can't be revived, but it can be simulated with this richly illustrated and meticulously researched visual encyclopedia.
Call Number: NC 998.4 .R35 2007
Publication Date: 2007-07-05
The Story of Graphic Design: From the Invention of Writing to the Birth of Digital Design by Patrick CramsieThis comprehensive illustrated history begins with the origins of the alphabet itself and carries the reader through the first handwritten books, the invention of printing in the Renaissance, the explosion of graphic styles (and printed media) in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the impact of digital technology on design today. Like E.H. Gombrich's magnificent Story of Art, The Story of Graphic Design is a compelling narrative that explores the evolution of styles under the pressure of social, cultural, and technological change, accompanied by a comprehensive selection of illustrations of key works in typography and design since the invention of writing. It covers a remarkable number of topics, from the art of the medieval manuscript to the birth of advertising to the workings of modern mass media. Unlike all other historians of design, Patrick Cramsie is able to bring a designer's eye to the analysis of visual communication. The Story of Graphic Design is an indispensible book for designers, historians, and students, and will find a wide readership among people who are interested in the visual arts or concerned about the future of the printed word.
Call Number: NC998 .C72 2010
Publication Date: 2010-05-01
Designing Graphic Design HistoryGraphic design history has only recently begun to be recognized as a fi eld of study in its own right. The vast increase in mainstream publications and academic texts has been the proof. Nonetheless, as we
reflect on where graphic design history currently stands, is there an alternative and equally valid history to be discerned through designed graphic artefacts? By looking at a unique body of small press and self-published magazines and pamphlets written and designed by typographers, graphic designers and, in some cases, design students, we might suggest how these publications represent a visual and text-based alternative history that has evolved outside traditional academic and historiographic practices. Indeed, a number of these self-published works have provided some of the most interesting criticism, plus new ways of conceiving of the visual and written documentation of graphic design. While reference will be made to examples, including work produced in the 1980s/1990s such as Octavo (UK), Emigre (USA), ZED (USA) and Dot Dot Dot (the Netherlands), this article will focus primarily on The National Grid. Founded in 2006 in New Zealand, this ‘ peripheral publication for
graphic design ’, now publishing its fifth issue (2009), is challenging perceived notions of
what graphic design history should be. It is at once local and international, taking as its cue
the perspectives of a new wave of young designers steeped in the culture of music, fanzines and the design of the everyday.
How Drawing Helps History Remain PresentAbstract: In the class ‘A history of graphic design’ I use drawing as a tool to help students retain what they learn in the lectures and readings. I show examples of how this visual component aids my lessons regarding ‘Egyptian books of the dead’, ‘Industrial Revolution broadsides’, ‘Modern symbol systems’ and a final capstone museum project. My method is applied to more than one cohort of students in different art specialties and design areas. I conclude the article with a summary of my experience using drawing as a tool for retention of historical material and share students’
reactions to this method of teaching history.
The Role of Visible Language in Building and Critiquing a Canon of Graphic Design HistoryAbstract: Throughout its first half-century of publication, Visible Language has contributed to the construction and deconstruction of a “canon” of graphic or
visual communication design history. By including and excluding objects, practices, and makers from its literature, the journal has helped to establish a normative definition of what design history is and how it should function. The historical literature of Visible Language both participates in and, at notable moments, critiques a traditional canon: Eurocentric, male-dominated, artifact-focused, and professionally-oriented. This article views the historical literature of Visible Language through quantitative and qualitative lenses. Quantitatively, the article establishes how much of the journal’s literature is historical in content, what explicit purposes this literature serves for the
discipline, and what areas of geographical and subject-matter emphasis emerge over time. Qualitatively, the article explores how this historical literature has influenced the conceptualization and practice of graphic or visual communication design history as an activity, how it has contributed to the
self-conscious construction of the formal discipline, and how the existing literature has both shaped past developments and suggested as-yet unrealized future trajectories.