Graphic: 500 Designs That Matter

Author(s): Phaidon Press Editors

Art Techniques

Five hundred of the most iconic graphic designs of all time, from the beginnings of mechanical reproduction to the present

The process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, space, image, and colour informs the way we connect across languages and cultures. Derived from the acclaimed Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, this fascinating compendium celebrates the long, rich history of graphic design, from the first sample of movable type and the Nuremberg Chronicle of the fifteenth century to the cutting-edge magazines, posters, and ephemera of today. Compiled and written by a global team of experts, this book is international in its scope and appeal.

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"Good graphic design can be informative, persuasive – and sometimes even moving... [This book] surveys some of the highlights over the past 600 years."—Wall Street Journal

"Wonderful... A history of visual astonishment." —Observer

"An impressive, exhaustive, rigorously researched, and beautifully produced compendium of seminal designs spanning newspaper, magazines, posters, advertisements."—

"The commercial art cannon embodied... Everything from a 700- year-old Buddhist text to the album art of Beck's The Information."—T: The New York Times Style Magazine

"Each entry is like an individual artwork... A defiant stand, perhaps, against the digital world, and all about the beauty of paper and printing." —Financial Times

Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors.

General Fields

  • : 9780714873848
  • : Phaidon Press Limited
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : 0.821002
  • : March 2017
  • : 163mm x 123mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2017
  • : December 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Phaidon Press Editors
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 741.6
  • : 708
  • : 1000