Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design

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Steven Heller
Allworth Press, 2004 - Design - 433 pages
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The book that turned designers on to reading is back, chock full of newtories about the graphic icons and idols of today's design culture. As wittynd to the point as ever, the more than 125 thought pieces - 30 of them brandew - offer a vast taste of the aesthetic, political, historical, andersonal issues that move today's global design community and fans, from thebiquitous (shooting targets, the swastika, anti war posters) to thehimsical (Dwiggins jackets, Japanese matchboxes, the interior design of ther. Strangelove set). This revised and expanded edition of Design Literacyeflects recent trends in graphic design such as the impact of graphic designn popular visual communication, aesthetic changes in type and typography inhe digital age, reflection and analysis on designs most cherished andurious artefacts, and the nexus between graphic design and wired culture.he essays range from the late 19th century to the present and are organizednto eight thematic categories - persuasion, media, language, identity,nformation, iconography, style, and commerce - which follow a loose

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Couldn't finish it- needed some consistent narrative. It's too choppy for me. Read full review

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I haven't found a book by Steven Heller that i've hated. Great book. Read full review

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Steven Heller is the art director of the New York Times Book Review, the chair of the graduate design program at the School of Visual Arts, and the author of more than 80 books, including The Education of a Graphic Designer. He lives in New York City.

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