The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

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The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design. Of all the arts, graphic design comes closest to our contemporary daily life, as we interact with graphic design on an almost continuous basis. Five hundred graphic designs created since the advent of mechanical reproduction, are showcased in this archive - from the Gutenberg Bible and Nuremberg Chronicles of the fifteenth century, to the cutting edge magazines, posters and ephemera of today.

It is the authoritative selection of newspapers, magazines, advertisements, typefaces, logos, corporate design, record and CD covers and moving graphics from around the world, which have created a benchmark for excellence and innovation.
  • Hardcover: 1000 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; Box Pck edition
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714848670
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 16.8 x 13 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 28 pounds
Compiled and researched by experts, and illustrated with up to six images per entry, including rarely seen historical and contextual material, The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is the ultimate reference guide for the design professional and enthusiast alike.

"Even if you don't light up at seeing the work of Paul Rand or Andy Warhol, you'll want Phaidon's new Archive of Graphic Design. Thumbing through the cards is like playing Trivial Pursuit. . ." - Details

". . .good graphic design can be informative, persuasive - and sometimes even moving. The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design. . .surveys some of the highlights over the past 600 years." - The Wall Street Journal

". . .an impressive, exhaustive, rigorously researched, and beautifully produced compendium of 500 seminal designs spanning newspaper, magazines, posters, advertisements. . .examined through 3000 color and 300 black and white illustrations in their proper historical and socio-cultural context." - Brain Pickings

"Designers, design students, and design enthusiasts everywhere. . .this is cool." - Felt and Wire

"The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is the commercial art cannon embodied: 500 topic sheets on everything from a 700-year-old Buddhist text to the album art of Beck's "The Information." - T: The New York Times Style Magazine