Authors; Steven Heller and Seymour Chwast
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (March 1, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.7 x 0.8 inches
“A very impressive undertaking. Heller and Chwast know their subject, and they present it simply and winningly . . . a treasure trove of visual riches.” —Print “Every page demonstrates the power and importance of illustrative art down through the history of print communications. . . . Should be on the shelf of every serious designer/illustrator.” —Studio Magazine
When Graphic Style first appeared in 1988, it quickly won recognition as the book to consult for a visual overview of graphic design styles through the ages. Now this essential design compendium has been updated with a brand new section on the digital age, covering all the developments of the past 12 years from typocentric design to the impact of the Internet. Anyone who wants to know more about Dutch Art Deco or Italian Art Nouveau, or any of the other graphic styles of the 20th century, should turn to this book, with its more than 700 brilliantly selected illustrations and insightful text.
About the Author
STEVEN HELLER, art director of the New York Times Book Review and co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA/Design program, has written over 70 books on graphic design, illustration, and political art. The recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement, he lives in New York City. SEYMOUR CHWAST is co-founder and now director of The Pushpin Group, an internationally acclaimed design firm. His award-winning illustrations and designs have been used in advertising and posters as well as in 30 books for children.