Vintage Type And Graphics: An Eclectic Collection of Typography, Ornament, Letterheads, and Trademarks from 1896 to 1936

Vintage Type And Graphics: An Eclectic Collection of Typography, Ornament, Letterheads, and Trademarks from 1896 to 1936


By (author) Steven Heller, By (author) Louise Fili

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  • Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 207 pages
  • Dimensions: 192mm x 234mm x 4mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1581158920
  • ISBN 13: 9781581158922
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 87,167

Product description

Exquisite graphic design artifacts comprise this unusual collection culled from the pages of type and typography books dating from 1896 to 1936. Design professionals, students and teachers of graphic design, and anyone with an interest in vintage design will be delighted to find rare, never-before-reprinted type specimens, vintage layouts, logos, and decorations that will serve as an inspiration and resource for practicing and aspiring graphic designers.

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Author information

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism and MFA in Interaction Design programs at the School of Visual Arts, New York. For thirtythree years he was an art director at the New York Times, and currently writes the "Visuals" column for the New York Times Book Review. He is editor of the AIGA VOICE: Online Journal of Design and contributing editor to Print, EYE, Baseline, and ID magazines. He contributes to Design Observer and writes the DAILY HELLER blog for Print magazine. He is the author or editor of over 130 books on design and popular culture, including Design Literacy, Design Disasters, and Born Modern:The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig. He is the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Heller lives in New York. Louise Fili is principal of Louise Fili Ltd, specializing in food packaging and restaurant identities. She is coauthor with Steven Heller of Italian Art Deco, Dutch Moderne, Streamline, Cover Story, British Modern, Deco Espana, German Modern, French Modern, Typology, Design Conoisseur, Counter Culture, Stylepedia, and Euro Deco, and Scripts. She has also written and designed A Civilized Shopper's Guide to Florence and Italianissimo. In 2004 she was inducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame. She lives in New York.