- ISBN 9780500287293
- 30.50 x 22.70 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- 967 Illustrations, 764 in colour
- First published 2008
Icons of Graphic Design presents a unique history of design, documenting over a century of creative brilliance.
Showcasing the most influential designs and designers from 1900 to the present, this outstanding collection illustrates how the best ideas perpetuate themselves over time, one great concept inspiring the next.
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More than one hundred seminal images – one from each year – are shown alongside the works that preceded their creation and the designs that were inspired or evolved from them. Examples include work from both famous and anonymous graphic artists – from Toulouse-Lautrec and Milton Glaser to Peter Saville and Michel Gondry – visually juxtaposing each example to reveal a theme or artistic device.
Steven Heller is the author of over 120 books on graphic design. Mirko Ilic is a graphic designer who has won numerous awards for his hand-drawn design work. He now heads his own firm, Mirko Ilic Corp., which specializes in print images and film title sequences.
Heller and Ilic collaborated on Handwritten, published by Thames & Hudson.