A History of Graphic Design for Rainy Days

What you always wanted to know about graphic design but were afraid to ask.
Authors: 
Studio 3
Release Date: 
October 2011
Format: 
16 x 21 cm
Features: 
224 pages, full color, hardcover
Language: 
English
ISBN: 
978-3-89955-389-5
Catalog Price: 
$29.90
Shop Price: $29.90
 

About This Book

One fateful rainy day, a bored kid asks his grandfather “what in the world is graphic design?” Starting with that innocent question, this activity book takes its readers on a charmingly illustrated and cleverly revealing whirlwind tour through this creative discipline’s milestone developments, personalities, and technologies. With its engaging design, humorous narratives, and fun-filled exercises, it offers an entertaining look at the many aspects of graphic design—from typography’s humble beginnings to the internet-based font distribution of today; from styles including art nouveau, Dada, Bauhaus, and psychedelic to innovators such as William Morris, Jan Tschichold, Saul Bass, and David Carson.

 

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One fateful rainy day, a bored kid asks his grandfather “what in the world is graphic design?” Starting with that innocent question, A History of Graphic Design for Rainy Days takes its readers on a charmingly illustrated and cleverly revealing whirlwind tour through this creative discipline’s milestone developments, personalities, and technologies.


With its engaging design, humorous narratives, and fun-filled exercises, this activity book offers an entertaining look at the many aspects of graphic design—from typography’s humble beginnings at the dawn of the industrial revolution to the internet-based font distribution of today; from the first printed Christmas cards in the 1850s to David Carson’s revolutionary layouts of the late 1980s; from styles including art nouveau, Dada, Bauhaus, and psychedelic to innovators such as William Morris, Jan Tschichold, Saul Bass, and Jessica Helfand.


A History of Graphic Design for Rainy Days has been created by Studio 3, the student-driven design agency from Oslo that also brought you the bestselling Hyperactivitypography from A to Z.

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