Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits

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Chronicle Books, Nov 9, 2006 - Art - 336 pages
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A chunky, distinctive object of brilliant design in and of itself, Stylepedia is the first handy, cross-referenced desk guide to the kaleidoscope that is modern design. In hundreds of illustrated entries, Heller and Fili, the award-winning authors of Euro Deco and numerous other popular design titles, survey the designers, schools, and movements that comprise the practice today as well as take a fascinating glimpse back at some of the seminal early leaders. From the first Santa Claus to appear on a Coca-Cola bottle to the increasingly ubiquitous camouflage tee shirt, iconic everyday items of yesterday and today provide valuable inspiration to designers and design aficionados. As quirky as it is useful and positively packed with lavish color illustrations, this designer's design compendium is the only one of its kind.
  

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Review: Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits

User Review  - Josh Burnstein - Goodreads

a good book to have as a reference to my design process. Read full review

Review: Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits

User Review  - Cody Hockin - Goodreads

Great overview of different artistic styles that span many years and genres. But is an overview, not much depth to each. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
8
Agit Retro
24
Bass
48
Big Book
55
Camouflage
68
Cheap Chic
74
Commercial Modern
84
Emigre
118
Kinetic Type
178
Less Is More
190
Magazine Cliché
200
MiniMannequin
206
Neuland
214
Obey the Giant
226
Ray Gun
264
Religious Message Board
272

Fascist
124
Generic
144
Halloween
152
Hip Hop
162
Instructional Guide
170
Teen Magazine
306
Ware Lettering
326
Zanol
332
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Steven Heller is the art director of the New York Times Book Review and the author, co-author, or editor of over 90 books on design and popular culture. He is the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

Louise Fili has co-authored fourteen design books with Steven Heller. Her design work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and she is a member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame. The authors live in New York.

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