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Bibliographic (paperback)

100 Classic Graphic Design Books

Jason Godfrey


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Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books is an insightful compilation of the best design books of the last 100 years. It covers a huge range of material – historic titles from pioneering type foundries to the best of recent monographs from today’s leading studios – and provides a unique insight into the evolution of graphic design in the twentieth century.

Classic graphic design manuals by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Müller-Brockmann are included, alongside pioneering instructional titles on advertising and the impact of the avante-garde. 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 detailed, along with groundbreaking anthologies on trademark design, Polish film posters, corporate identity and more.

All the books, whether classic histories of Bauhaus design or rarely seen sourcebooks of symbols and type, are illustrated with a wide selection of spreads and covers, all in color.

In addition, leading international designers have provided lists of favourite titles from their own libraries.

Jason Godfrey, director of Godfrey Design, London, studied at the Royal College of Art before pursuing a career in print and digital media in London, New York and Austin, Texas. His work has been shown in the annuals of D&AD and the New York Type Directors Club. He is the author of Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books.