Anatomy of Design: Uncovering the Influences and Inspiration in Modern Graphic Design

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Rockport Publishers, Mar 1, 2009 - Design - 208 pages
DIVAnatomy of Design dissects fifty examples of graphic design piece by piece, revealing an array of influences and inspirations. These pieces represent contemporary artifacts that are well conceived, finely crafted, and filled with hidden treasures. Some are overtly complex. Others are so simple that it is hard to believe thereā€™s a storehouse of inspiration hidden underneath. The selections include all kinds of design work including posters, packages, and more. Each exhibit is selected for its ubiquity, thematic import, and aesthetic significance, and every page shows howgreat work is derived from various inspirational and physical sources, some well-known, some unknown./div


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A fascinating look at various elements of design as employed over the years. Focuses mostly on recent graphic design, but also includes some older, iconic works. Not so much a graphic design primer as a series of case studies. Read full review


St Vincent Hospital Ambulance
Printed in USA
Meet the World
Joseph Goebbels
Free Will
Stay Away from Corporations
Kathleen Schneider
Absolut Campaign
Solar Twins
The Abuse You Yell at Your Kids
Andrew Kohji Taylor
Big Brother
Twin Town

The Design of Dissent
Ode to the Record Cover Girl
Obuvalnica Butanoga
Penis Subway Map
Macbeth and The Dolls House
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Beautiful Decay
Yasel Jidai Wild Age
Red Light Winter
Friends of Good Music
Richard BachmanStephen King
Call for Entries
Song X
School of Visual Arts
Urban Outfitters
Manchester Dogs Home Annual Report
Slow Food
Introduction to a Working Process
Amelias Magazine
The Blind Pavilion CYAN
A Designers Guide to Italy
Book One
Penguin Books
Graphic Moving Image Makers
Either Act or Forget
Bios and Directory

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Steven Heller is the art director of the NY Times Book Review and co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts. He is the editor of the AIGA online journal, VOICE. He is a contributing editor to PRINT, EYE, Baseline, and ID.

Mirko IlicĀ“ is proprietor of Mirko IlicĀ“ Corp., a New York based design firm. He is an illustrator and pioneer of digital imagery. His work has been honored in all the major exhibitions. He is co-author of Genius Moves and Handwritten. He is also co-author of The Design of Dissent.

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