The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

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The book features over 500 of the most iconic graphic designs from the beginnings of mechanical reproduction to the present day. Arranged in chronological order, the designs are accompanied by texts and illustrated with a range of imagery - including rarely seen historical, contextual and archival material - to shed light on their origin and development.
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Product details

  • Loose-leaf | 1050 pages
  • 250 x 315 x 150mm | 12,745.95g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2700
  • 0714848670
  • 9780714848679
  • 429,140

Table of contents

Inspired by the model of Phaidon Design Classics, this book features 500 graphic entries - comprising all cultures and periods from the beginning of mechanical reproduction. Arranged in chronological order, each entry is accompanied by 300-400 word texts and 2 to 6 supporting images.
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Review Text

"Tap into the fetish of the letterset with The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design a typographic box of delights."— Vogue



"Wonderful... The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is a history of visual astonishment."— The Observer



"Truly an archive... So each entry is like an individual art work... A defiant stand, perhaps, against the digital world, and all about the beauty of paper and printing... Perfect for devotees... A super-indulgent box of surprises, from the iconic Gitanes packaging to Milton Glaser's I Love NY."— Financial Times



"The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is the commercial art cannon embodied: 500 topic sheets on everything from a 700-year-old Buddhist text to the album art of Beck's 'The Information'."— The New York Times Style Magazine



"...Good graphic design can be informative, persuasive - and sometimes even moving. The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design... surveys some of the highlights over the past 600 years."— The Wall Street Journal
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"Tap into the fetish of the letterset with The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design a typographic box of delights."- Vogue "Wonderful... The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is a history of visual astonishment."- The Observer "Truly an archive... So each entry is like an individual art work... A defiant stand, perhaps, against the digital world, and all about the beauty of paper and printing... Perfect for devotees... A super-indulgent box of surprises, from the iconic Gitanes packaging to Milton Glaser's I Love NY."- Financial Times "The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is the commercial art cannon embodied: 500 topic sheets on everything from a 700-year-old Buddhist text to the album art of Beck's 'The Information'."- The New York Times Style Magazine "...Good graphic design can be informative, persuasive - and sometimes even moving. The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design... surveys some of the highlights over the past 600 years."- The Wall Street Journal
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Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors
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