Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers

World of Art

The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers

  1. Alan Livingston
  2. Isabella Livingston
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  • ISBN 9780500204139
  • 21.00 x 15.00 cm
  • Paperback
  • 260pp
  • 545 Illustrations, 78 in colour
  • First published 2012
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‘Should be read from cover to cover’ – Lithoweek


‘Covers everything from airbrush to Hermann Zapf’ 
– Communication Arts

Third edition, with over 200 new and updated entries

This comprehensive reference work provides indispensable information about typographers, journals, movements and styles, organizations and schools, printers, art directors, technological advances, design studios, graphic illustrators and poster artists.

Extensive cross-references and a chronological 
chart outline the relationship between movements, technology and designers.

With the advent of the Internet as a platform for design, marketing and advertising, and ever-improving technology pushing the boundaries of graphic design, this is a timely update to an essential guide, which remains a key book 
for students and professionals everywhere.

Professor Alan Livingston CBE was Rector of University
 College Falmouth, Cornwall, from 1987 to 2009. He trained 
as a graphic designer at Ulster College of Art & Design, 
Belfast, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers. 
He is a member of the Royal Mail Stamp Advisory Committee, 
London, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster. Isabella Livingston is a graphic design historian with a 
specialist interest in the emergence of the British graphic
 design profession during the 1950s and 1960s. She was a senior
 lecturer at University College Falmouth from 1993 to 2011.