Derived from the Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design and compiled by editors from Phaidon, Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter covers five hundred of the most influential designs produced over more than half a millennium. From the first sample of movable type and the Nuremburg Chronicle of the fifteenth century to the Pirelli logo and the iconic I Heart NY design, this book dissects the way typography, space, image and color connect people of all walks of life regardless of their native tongue or culture. The international design compendium spans all mediums and time periods to create a truly unique perspective on design as a whole. The 5.2″ x 2.2″ x 6.8″ book is over 700 pages long and weighs in at just under two pounds. We won’t go so far as to say this is the definitive tome when it comes to branding and logo design, but it’s one more great piece to add to your collection of design nerd books.
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