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The History of Graphic Design. 40th Ed.

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In this volume, Jens Müller traces 130 years of graphic design, designers, and developments from the late 19th century through the economic boom after World War II until today. Year-by-year spreads are combined with in-depth features on dozens of landmark projects and industry-leader profiles.
Hardcover6.1 x 8.5 in.2.43 lb512 pages
“Jens Müller ambitiously traces not only the evolution of an industry, but also the arc of our aesthetics.”
TIME

“Chronicle, treasure of pictures, source of ideas—and above all, great fun.”

spiegel.de
“Graphic design history is a cultural, political, social, and technological history. Since it is impossible to understand one without the other, this book, which looks at the legacy and heritage of graphic design, is an essential portal to our appreciation of the world’s history.”
Steven Heller
The History of Graphic Design. 40th Ed.

The History of Graphic Design. 40th Ed.

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A Visual History of Graphic Design

A comprehensive look at hundreds of graphic works

Through the turbulent passage of time, graphic design—with its vivid, neat synthesis of image and idea—has distilled the spirit of each age. Surrounding us every minute of every day, from minimalist packaging to colorful adverts, smart environmental graphics to sleek interfaces: graphic design is as much about transmitting information as it is about reflecting society’s cultural aspirations and values.

With his sweeping knowledge of the field, author Jens Müller curates the standout designs for each year, a running sequence of design milestones. This collection of important graphic works represents a long-overdue reflection on the development of a creative field constantly changing and challenging itself. These key pieces act as coordinates through contemporary history, helping us trace the sheer influence of graphic design on our daily lives.
The author

Jens Müller was born in Koblenz, Germany, in 1982 and studied graphic design. Recipient of numerous national and international design awards, he is creative director of Vista design studio in Düsseldorf and professor of corporate design at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

The editor

Julius Wiedemann studied graphic design and marketing and was an art editor for newspapers and design magazines in Tokyo before joining TASCHEN in 2001. His titles include the Illustration Now! and Record Covers series, as well as the infographics collection and books about advertising and visual culture.

The History of Graphic Design. 40th Ed.
Hardcover15.6 x 21.7 cm1.10 kg512 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8806-5

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)

ISBN 978-3-8365-8807-2

Edition: Multilingual (English, Italian, Spanish)
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