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100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design [Paperback]

Steven Heller , Veronique Vienne
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2 April 2012 100 Ideas that Changed . . .
New in the "100 Ideas that Changed..." series, this book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 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). Written by one of the worlds leading authorities on graphic design and lavishly illustrated, the book 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.

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King (2 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856697940
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856697941
  • Product Dimensions: 26.8 x 21.1 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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."..a feast for the eyes...As a survey of the many changes in graphic design and the dialogs between competing schools of thought, 100 Ideas is an entertaining, often insightful read." Geoff Hart, STC Technical Communication Journal

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism program at SVA, New York. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times. He is editor of AIGA VOICE and contributing editor to Print, Eye, Baseline and I.D. magazines. He is the author of more than 120 books on design and popular culture. He is the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Veronique Vienne has worked at a number of US magazines as art director, and is the author of The Art of Doing Nothing and The Art of Imperfection. A frequent contributor to Graphis and Metropolis magazines, she lives in Paris."

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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 24 May 2012
By S. D. Spicer VINE VOICE
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I think this should be found in any aspiring graphic designer's library. It's a compact and not particularly expensive book with lots of fine pictures and lucid descriptions of the point the author is trying to make. I keep on dipping into it, and I've been at this game for 30 years now. I particularly like how each of the ideas is showcased pertinent detail, but also includes many other smaller items that might go unnoticed. For a concise overview of the last 80 or so years I don't think I've seen a better book recently.
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100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design was a preent for a newly qualified graphic designer who got lots of ideas from it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for broadening your knowledge 7 April 2014
By Lex_iuk
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This is a great book for those wanting to know more about the influences on graphic design over the last few thousand years! It is very comprehensive, with each section having just 2 pages dedicated to it - I thought the book may not allow me to delve deep enough into various subjects but it is very cleverly (and well) written as each section has well thought out text and accompanying illustrations but more importantly it references artists, books, movements etc. I have found that in order to get the most out of this book I sit reading it at my computer and google the references (both the web and google images). It is a great resource.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 24 Jan 2014
By Em
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Book was as described, I bought this as a Christmas gift and the recipient ( young graphic designer) was very pleased with it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars simple, accessible, broad 16 Sep 2013
I bought this to assist teaching GCSE Graphic Communications. It's very useful as each mini chapter gives you ideas and topics you might want to cover in schemes of work, plus provides clear contextual links.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great visual book 23 May 2013
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Great inspiration for posters for GCSE art. This is a lovely book with really good clear images of posters and typography.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, Super, Wonderful....you get the idea. 14 May 2013
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Good book.
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Just all round pretty goodness. I would recommend to friends, I'm not just using up words here...
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