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Bibliographic (paperback)

100 Classic Graphic Design Books

Jason Godfrey

$29.95

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.

All titles, whether classic histories of Bauhaus design or rarely seen sourcebooks of symbols and 

type, are illustrated with a wide selection of spreads and their covers, all in colour.

In addition, top international designers have provided lists of favourite books from their own libraries. Bibliographic will be a rich source of ideas for graphic designers and a fascinating series of histories of great design books, and should find a place in any studio’s library.

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.