This Week from Lisa Congdon: I Love This Book!


As I've mentioned before, every so often we get a book in at Rare Device that blows my mind, and one has arrived this month that I wanted to share with you. It's called Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books by Jason Godfrey, and it's published by Laurence King of Great Britain.


For those of us who love graphic design books that are dominated by colorful, bold images, this book is for us. It's a stunning visual representation of graphic design from the past 100 years. The images are complimented by concise yet interesting descriptions of each of the 100 books included in the book.


From the publisher:

"Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books is a unique, absorbing compilation of the best design books of the last 100 years. Covering a huge range of material – from historic titles by pioneering type foundries to the best of recent monographs from today’s leading studios – it provides a striking insight into the evolution of graphic design in the twentieth century.

Classic graphic design manuals by László Moholy-Nagy and Josef Müller-Brockmann are included, alongside groundbreaking instructional titles on advertising and corporate identity. Monographs designed by and covering the major individuals and studios of the era – from A.M. Cassandre and Alexey Brodovitch to Stefan Sagmeister and Peter Saville – are explored, along with seminal anthologies on trademark design, Polish film posters, the impact of the avant-garde and more."

A limited number of copies of Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books are available at Rare Device and through several other book shops online.


Jan Halvarson

1 comment:

suprlipopette said...

This book cover is awesome !