Area 2: 100 graphic designers, 10 curators, 10 design classics

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Phaidon Press, Mar 26, 2008 - Art - 444 pages
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Features 100 emerging graphic designers, as chosen by 10 respected figures in the field. This book, within, more than 1,500 images reveals the talents and trends of contemporary graphic design as it has evolved. Each of it's 100 four-page sections is devoted to the work of a single designer, and includes an essay written by the relevant curator. "Area_2" is the newest volume in Phaidon's acclaimed "Area" series, and features 100 of the world's most interesting emerging graphic designers, as chosen by 10 of the most respected figures in the field. Within, more than 1,500 images reveal the talents and trends of contemporary graphic design as it has evolved over the past five years. Each of the book's 100 four-page sections is devoted to the work of a single designer, and includes a critical essay written by the relevant curator. Featured design ranges from posters to books to typography - and beyond. By gathering together the best work of the most intriguing up-and-coming graphic designers, "Area_2" promises to be an invaluable resource for students, designers, and anyone interested in the visual trends shaping our culture. Today's most interesting graphic design is showcased in this comprehensive international survey.

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
101
Section 3
111
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

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.