100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design by Steven Heller and Veronique Vienne. This accessible book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design. Lavishly illustrated, it is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years.
The 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).
About the Author
Steven Heller, author, and editor of over 130 books on graphic design, satiric art, and popular culture, is the co-founder and co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is also co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism, MFA in Interaction Design, MFA Social Documentary Film, and MPS Branding programs. Although he does not hold an undergraduate or graduate degree he has devoted much of his career to fostering design education venues, opportunities, and environments. On the editorial side, for over 40 years he has been an art director for various underground and mainstream periodicals. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times (28 of them as senior art director New York Times Book Review).
He currently writes the “Visuals” column for the Book Review and “Graphic Content” for the T-Style/The Moment blog. He is editor of AIGA VOICE: Online Journal of Design, a contributing editor to Print, EYE, and Baseline, and a frequent contributor to Metropolis and ID magazines. He contributes regularly to Design Observer and writes the DAILY HELLER blog for Print Magazine. His 135 books include “Design Literacy, ” “Paul Rand,” “Graphic Style” (with Seymour Chwast), “Stylepedia” (with Louise Fili), “The Design Entrepreneur” and “Design School Confidential” (both with Lita Talarico), “Iron Fists: Branding the Twentieth Century Totalitarian State”, and the most recent, “Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig”. He is the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement. His website is hellerbooks.com and his blog.
100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design by Steven Heller & Veronique Vienne / Paperback: 216 pages / Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; Reissue Edition (January 22, 2019)
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