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If there was any name we’d trust to tackle the history of graphic design in all its glorious detail it’s Taschen. We weren’t at all surprised to learn that their upcoming coffee table book History of Graphic Design, Vol. 1: 1890-1959 follows in the footsteps of all their previous releases in that it’s hefty (480 pages, 8+ lbs), and filled with an absurd amount of detail. This particular tome is a comprehensive history of the graphic design field from the end of the 1800s to the end of WWII as told through over 2,000 designs from all over the world that have been arranged chronologically. The book delves further into the field with 72 in-depth profiles from more than 50 leaders in the field. Written by Jens Müller (Creative Director of optik design studio, award-winning designer, renowned author, and all-around graphic design expert) and edited by Julius Wiedemann from Taschen, this is one book all your design friends will nerd out about when they’re visiting—and you might just learn something in the process, too. History of Graphic Design, Vol. 1: 1890-1959 will be released January 31, 2018, and there will be a second volume released that covers 1960 to present.

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