A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics
This highly illustrated study examines the part played by persuasive and subversive graphic art in protest movements. Tracing the genre's roots in the satirical sketches of previous centuries, example posters, cartoons and logos demonstrate notable designs, from the political agitation of the 1920s to the counter culture movements of the 1960s and more recent climate protests and social activism.
2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers
Despite their apparent simplicity, logos can be challenging to create as they task designers with summing up a brand in a way that resonates instantly with the public. This fifth volume in the comprehensive LogoLounge series includes 2,000 examples organized by categories such as ‘Typography’, ‘Nature’ or ‘Food’ and discusses in more detail the branding of companies including Quantas and Walmart.
Type Design from Past to Future
A comprehensive section on contemporary lettering with examples of use in logos and advertising is a valuable component of this typography manual for designers. Other chapters of the highly illustrated volume deal with the anatomy of letterforms, how to evolve and develop them creatively, and the history of lettering and type design from cuneiform to computer fonts.
Layout Workbook: Revised and Updated
A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design
This resource book for students and designers begins with several chapters that function as a how-to guide to the process of design, covering topics such as inspiration, choosing a typeface and colour scheme, and working with grids. It then presents case studies, updated since the original 2005 edition to feature the work of international designers, with texts explaining the techniques they employ.
The Language of Graphic Design: Revised and Updated
An Illustrated Handbook for Understanding Fundamental Design Principles
This revised and expanded edition of Poulis’s 2011 book presents 26 fundamental principles of design, such as balance, tone and typography, and explains how they can be used to create striking visual material. The concise text is complemented by numerous examples spanning the 20th century, including the reductive style developed by Ludwig Hohlwein in the 1910s, the jackets of Penguin’s mid-century modern classics, and the work of currently practising designers.
Uncovered: Revolutionary Magazine Covers
The Inside Stories Told by the People Who Made Them
Featuring examples from Vogue, Life and The Face this review of some of the most interesting and influential magazine covers of the last 60 years is told through the thoughts and reminiscences of the editors, photographers and cover stars. Notable designs discussed include Demi Moore naked and pregnant for Vanity Fair and the National Geographic 'Afghan Girl'.
Space Mission Art
The Mission Patches and Insignias of America's Human Spaceflights
Each NASA space flight, from the early 1960s to the present day, has had a logo designed specifically for the mission, often with input from the astronauts. This catalogue of the artworks is also a record of all 167 voyages, from Project Mercury and Apollo to the Space Shuttle, with portraits of the crews and details about each flight.
Miffy first sprang into life in the 1950s, when Dick Bruna began to tell his son bedtime stories about the little white rabbit who lived in the garden of their holiday home. This collection of five classic tales encompass her gentle, positive approach to experiences such as starting school, mislaying a favourite teddy and having a wonderful dream. Age 3+
Selling the Movie
The Art of the Film Poster
The first Hollywood posters focused on the theme and tone of the movie but when star actors became the principal draw in the 1920s, the promotional artwork followed suit. This history of film marketing through the poster shows the development of different approaches and graphic styles and is illustrated with hundreds of poster designs from many countries and all eras of film-making.
Central Saint Martins Foundation
Key Lessons in Art and Design
The art foundation course at Central Saint Martin's College is designed to challenge students to question and analyse, and to experiment and explore through making. The exercises and workshops in this workbook, prepared by the course leaders, cover a range of topics, concepts and media to help creative people discover their voice. The practical tasks are complemented by examples of students’ work and interviews with tutors at the college.
The Art of Graphic Design
The distinguished career of the American graphic designer Bradbury Thompson (1911–1995) included work in the design of magazines, postage stamps and books, particularly the Bible, in corporate identity, and as a teacher at the Yale University School of Art. In this award-winning autobiography, first published in 1988, he describes his work from the war years (1940–45) up to his much-acclaimed redesign of the King James Bible.
Time Out 50
50 Years, 50 Covers
The groundbreaking independent magazine Time Out launched in London in 1968 and spread to other major cities around the world. This celebration features classic covers from throughout the magazine's history and includes the memories of writers, photographers, designers and editors.
The Best of Letterhead & Logo Design
This compendium of the work of leading graphic designers in America and Europe presents over 300 designs for company logos and letterheads in a range of business sectors from creative and media agencies, retailers and entertainment companies to educational and non-profit organizations.
The Raging Storm
The Album Graphics of Stormstudios
Storm Thorgerson made his name as the cover art designer of classic albums such as The Dark Side of the Moon and Band on the Run and his design company's more recent work retains his characteristic style of using photography to create surreal tableaux. This collection presents the studio's work between 2001 and 2011, explaining the design ideas behind album covers by artists including Biffy Clyro, Pink Floyd, Muse and the Cranberries.
The Evolution of Type
A Graphic Guide to 100 Landmark Typefaces
Tony Seddon traces the development of type design and typographic style through a detailed survey of 100 important typefaces, from Nicholas Jenson’s early use of Roman letterforms in the mid 15th century to Selva, a blackletter typeface designed in 2012. For each design, Seddon describes its creator and its development, and provides examples of the typeface and a large, annotated illustration of a capital and a lower-case letter showing their distinctive typographical elements and innovations.
Graphic Art of the Underground
From the automotive art of ‘Kustom Kulture’ in 1950s and 1960s California, through drug-fuelled psychedelic graphics and the cartoons and freak art of illustrators such as Robert Crumb in the underground press, to punk graphics and the ‘lowbrow’ art of West Coast USA, this history uses LP cover art, flyers and concert posters to follow the shifting visual aesthetic and the artistic personalities of the counter-culture up to contemporary indie crafts. Sexually explicit content.
The Golden Age of Graphic Art and Illustration
Beginning with an exploration of the ideas and influences that contributed to the exuberant new style of the 1920s, this illustrated survey covers the two areas in which Art Deco triumphed: fashion and advertising. It looks at the work of artists such as Tamara de Lempicka, Erté, René Lalique and Georges Barbier in fashion, and AM Cassandre and Paul Colin in advertising, but also describes the media in which they worked and the social context of their extraordinary graphics.
Badge Button Pin
Badges, buttons and pins have been around for over a century. Today they're everywhere: on lapels and bags all over the world and in the sketchbooks and on the screens of some of the hottest graphic designers, artists and illustrators. A badge can be a cheap and easy way to display political or cultural affiliations or it can simply be a fashion accessory. Cheap to produce and easy to make at home, the humble badge is the new T-shirt. A guide to the best and most beautiful badges being produced right now - be they graphic, textual or plain illustrative - this book explores the rich variety of uses of the badge since the year 2000 - whether it be promotion, revenue-raising or simply decorative. It will appeal to graphic designers, illustrators, fashion designers, artists, music lovers and badge enthusiasts of all ages.
A Logo for London
The London Transport Bar and Circle
Since its first appearance on London Underground platforms in 1908, the 'bulls-eye', as it was then known, has become an instantly recognizable symbol for London. Designed by a team that included Edward Johnston, the bar and circle was originally red and blue with white lettering, but has proved amazingly adaptable. This richly illustrated book tells its story from drawing board to the London Olympics 2012, and surveys the best of the multitude of adaptations, including paintings, wartime posters, bus stops and souvenirs.
FHK Henrion was one of a distinguished group of graphic designers – refugees from Europe during the 1930s – who brought cutting edge design to England. As well as poster and exhibition designs, this book covers his work in corporate identity, creating iconic logos for companies such as Tate and Lyle, Blue Circle Cement and the National Theatre. The Design series presents introductions to some of the great names in British book design, illustration and typography. Each book is exceptionally well illustrated, with fine reproductions accompanied by a concise and informative essay on a designer’s career or a significant moment in the history of 20th-century design.
Harold Curwen and Oliver Simon
Harold Curwen and Oliver Simon jointly ran the Curwen Press during its heyday, commissioning illustration and jacket design from outstanding artists such as Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Paul Nash and Edward Ardizzone. This volume looks at the whole range of books and printed ephemera it produced between 1915 and the late 1930s. The Design series presents introductions to some of the great names in British book design, illustration and typography. Each book is exceptionally well illustrated, with fine reproductions accompanied by a concise and informative essay on a designer’s career or a significant moment in the history of 20th-century design.
The Best of LCD
The Art and Writing of WFMU
Named the best radio station in America by Rolling Stone magazine four years running, WFMU is considered the alternative radio station. The New York-area noncommercial, free-form station features programming ranging from pure rock and roll to flat-out uncategorizable strangeness such as cooking instructions, off-kilter kids' music, and spoken-wordmash-ups. 'LCD' (Lowest Common Denominator), the station's program guide begun in 1986 as a visual counterpart to WFMU's oddball programming was a wicked cocktail of satire, cultural news, alternative history, and provocative artwork that quickly gained noteriety and earned its own devoted cult following. It ceased publication in 1998 and its back issues have become treasured and valuable collector's items. Off-mint.