As contemporary graphic designers, some of us tend to forget where most of the artwork we admire received their influence. We search for nice things that will inspire us, but how about studying the backbone of graphic work. The who’s the what and particularly the why’s?
For those that are or want to be culturally inspired by the history of graphic design, Taschen might have released an early gift.
This German art book publisher has released a new book that displays the history of graphic design. This book covers more 70 years of graphic work from graphic design icons like London Underground roundel creator Edward Johnston, film poster designer Saul Bass, war poster artist Abram Games and typographer Jan Tschischold. Taschen’s new publication holds famous and impactful posters, ads, branding and infographic from different time periods.
Here you’ll visualize the development of commercial art as well as historical events that shaped the design we recognize today. The graphic design work seen in this book was arranged chronologically. Their coverage on the various usages of typography and color throughout different political eras and time periods enhances the book’s material. The release date is still to be announced, but if you have the opportunity, it’s a must buy.0