I Heart Design

I Heart Design : Remarkable Graphic Design Selected by Designers, Illustrators, and Critics

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"I Heart Design "is a collection of "favorite" designs as selected by 80 prominent graphic designers, typographers, teachers, scholars, writers and design impresarios. Designers have preferences, like modern over postmodern, serif over sans serif, decorative over minimal, but designers could not be engaged in design practice if they did not love design. The reasons for such a charged emotion varies from individual to individual, but there are certain commonalities regarding form, function, outcome, and more. Design triggers something in all of us that may be solely aesthetic or decidedly content-driven, but in the final analysis, we are drawn to it through the heart. Designs featured include the iconic CBS eye, the stark Kodak identity, the Coca-Cola bottle, and, of course, The Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers album cover.show more

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  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 205.74 x 256.54 x 20.32mm | 1,065.94g
  • Rockport Publishers Inc.
  • Creative Publishing International, US
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • 150
  • 1592536824
  • 9781592536825
  • 124,937

Table of contents

Introduction: We Heart Design by Steven Heller 1. Banco type Selected by Cyrus Highsmith 2. Pininfarina magazine Selected by Stephen Doyle 3. London Underground graphics Selected by J. J. Sedelmaier 4. Typographica magazine Selected by Ed Fella 5. La fonda del sol restaurant Selected by Sean Adams 6. Hiroshima appeals Selected by Katherine McCoy 7. Superman title sequence Selected by Brian Collins 8. The Happy face Selected by Art Chantry 9. Craven “A” cigarettes poster Selected by Seymour Chwast 10. Isotypes Selected by Michael Maharam 11. The @ symBoL Selected by Paola Antonelli 12. I object defy myself Selected by Edwin Schlossberg 13. Playpower Selected by Rick Poynor 14. The Savoy cocktail book Selected by Arnold Schwartzman 15. I, Leonardo Selected by Anita Kunz 16. Wilhelm Tell poster Selected by Ivan Chermayeff 17. Wilhelm Tell poster Selected by Steff Geissbuhler 18. The Buffalo nickel Selected by R. O. Blechman 19. General Dynamics posters Selected by Steven Heller 20. Valentine / Olivetti poster Selected by Gerrit Terstiege 21. The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover Selected by Stefan Sagmeister 22. Apartheid Museum Selected by Warren Lehrer 23. History of Russia Selected by Christoph Niemann 24. Everlast logo Selected by Ralph Caplan 25. Typography as discourse Selected by Rudy VanderLans 26. Stedelijk catalogs Selected by Adrian Shaughnessy 27. Eberhard Faber Mongol 482 penciL Selected by Liz Danzico 28. Albertus (1935)/ the prisoner (1967–1968) Selected by Kerry William Purcell 29. The National Parks Service Selected by R. Roger Remington 30. Lightnin’! Selected by Jason Godfrey 31. Vibe covers Selected by Arem Duplessis 32. Peace poster Selected by Ken Carbone 33. Coca-Cola bottle Selected by Tim Hossler 34. The Equivalent series Selected by Allen Hori 35. Ad cuts from A–Z Selected by Charles Spencer Anderson 36. Poster for the 50th anniversary of the Union Internationale de La Marionette, 1978 Selected by James Victore 37. The CBS eye logo Selected by Sagi Haviv 38. The CBS eye logo Selected by Woody Pirtle 39. STP & Mooneyes logos Selected by Geoff McFetridge 40. My Book House Selected by Ross MacDonald 41. VH Plakate Selected by Jan Wilker 42. L’intransigéant poster Selected by Kim Elam 43. Blue, Joni Mitchell Selected by Allan Chochinov 44. Dylan poster Selected by Andrea Rauch 45. John M. Ward baseball card, 1887 Selected by Mark Lamster 46. The Man with the Golden Arm Selected by Christian Annyas 47. Dr. Seuss Selected by Laura Guido-Clark 48. Type Sculpture Selected by Gail Anderson 49. the Chromolithographic postcard Selected by Monte Beauchamp 50. The Hip Selected by Jonny Hannah 51. Pinnacle Hendrix poster Selected by Shepard Fairey 52. Tomato: Something Unusual is Going on Here, 1978, From Poppy with Love, 1968 Selected by Beth Kleber 53. Kodachrome ii Selected by Jeff Scher 54. Newsweek Selected by Bonnie Siegler 55. Colors magazine, no. 1, 1991: “It’s a Baby” Selected by Omar Vulpinari 56. “Adolph the Superman Swallows Gold and Spouts Junk” AIZ magazine, July 17, 1932 Selected by Robbie Conal 57. Certificate of Approval Selected by Jessica Helfand 58. Jimi Hendrix Selected by Jim Heimann 59. Het Boek Van PTT Selected by Martha Scotford 60. Polar Bear (1928) Selected by George Tscherny 61. Bifur Selected by Steven Heller 62. XIII Secession Exhibition, Vienna, 1902 [color lithograph] Selected by David Raizman 63. McCarthy: peace poster Selected by Ward Sutton 64. Yeni Mosque, Istanbul (1597–1640) Selected by Marian Bantjes 65. Koranic exempla Selected by Majid Abbasi 66. Collage Selected by Deborah Sussman 67. Lilliput Selected by Ken Garland 68. Pontresina Selected by Reto Caduff 69. Signs of Italy Selected by Louise Fili 70. Requiem for 500 Thousand Selected by Krzysztof Lenk 71. Motorway signs Selected by Monika Parrinder 72. Morton Salt umbrella girl Selected by Debbie Millman 73. Proces, Kafka, 1964 Selected by Mirko Ilic 74. Seeing is not Believing Selected by Marshall Arisman 75. Commercial art of Palestine, 1938 Selected by David Tartakover 76. Letters in Pompeii Selected Mauro Zennaro 77. The Century dictionary, first issued 1889–1891, final edition 1914 Selected by Scott-Martin Kosofsky 78. Musica viva Selected by Chris Pullman 79. Iron maiden: Piece of Mind Selected by Charles Wilkin 80. Highly Prized, 1967 Selected by Alissa Walker  show more

About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design program of the School of Visual Arts where students are encouraged to become design entrepreneurs. He is the author and co-author of over 120 books on design and popular culture. He is the editor of the online design journal AIGA VOICE, and is a contributing editor to Print, ID, EYE, and Baseline magazines. For 33 years, Heller was an art director of the New York Times and now writes a column for the Book Review section. He is the recipient of the AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement. He lives in New York City. http://www.printmag.com/dailyheller/    show more

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