Graphic: 500 Designs That Matter

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Drawing on designers, typographers and artists worldwide, Phaidon's Graphic: 500 Designs That Matter is a canonical celebration of graphic design. Starting with a 14th century Buddhist text believed to be the earliest example of movable type, this compendium works its way through over 600 years worth of typefaces, political posters, cutting edge magazine covers, memorable album artwork and advertisements, both iconic and unconventional. Rather than organizing them in chronological or alphabetical order, these influential images have instead been jumbled, bridging the present with the past. This juxtaposition allows the viewer to find similar motifs in images as wildly different as a Rolling Stones Magazine cover and a Soviet propaganda poster. For clarity, this book also includes a linear timeline that lays out when each of these timeless designs were created as well as their cultural significance. Graphic: 500 Designs That Matter is a stunning summary of our visual history, perfect for any design buff.
•5.25"W x 2"D x 6.75"H
•edited by Phaidon editors
•708 pages

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