Design writing research: writing on graphic design

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Pha´don, Jun 10, 1999 - Art - 211 pages
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Design Writing Research is a highly acclaimed critical study of graphic design and typography. Authoritative and beautifully produced, it is invaluable for anyone interested in the art and history of books, advertising and in theories of visual and verbal communication. The authors examine a wide range of design practices, from the history of punctuation, the origins of international pictograms and the structure of modern typography, to the role of design in mass communication, with essays on stock photography, illustration and advertising itself. The book concludes with a time-line spanning 200 years of design in the US, showing how modern graphic design emerged in response to the cultural, political and economic climate.

The authors of this important book, now published for the first time in paperback, have revolutionized both the theoretical and practical aspects of design. Abbott Miller is the Director of Design/Writing/Research, an award-winning multidisciplinary design studio, and also sits on the board of the American Center for Design. Ellen Lupton is the curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York and has lectured widely on design and contemporary culture.

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Contents

Deconstruction and Graphic Design
3
Counting Sheep
24
Period Styles
33
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Ellen Lupton is the author, coauthor, or editor of thirteen books, including Design Culture Now; Skin: Surface, Substance + Design; Inside Design Now; Thinking with Type; D.I.Y. Design It Yourself; and D.I.Y. Kids. She is curator of contemporary design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the director of the graphic design MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She received a Gold Medal for lifetime achievement from the AIGA in 2007.

Jennifer Cole Phillips is principal of J. Cole Phillips Design, a design studio specializing in visual identity and branding, as well as packaging, environmental, and new media design. She is associate director of the graphic design MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Arts, and has received awards from Graphic Design USA, The Art Directorsa (TM) Club, and the AIGA.

Miller is the director of design/writing/research, an award-winning multidisciplinary design studio, and also sits on the board of the american centerfor design.