Design Culture

An Anthology of Writing from the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design

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Presenting a significant selection of seventy-eight essays, interviews, and symposia from the pioneering AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, Design Culture examines the coming of age of graphic design as a profession and its role in shaping our culture. A diverse group of leading designers, editors, academics, and professionals both within and outside the field offer stimulating views on the impact of graphic design on everyday life. Topics range from skateboard graphics to the NASA logo to Lucky Charms cereal, and are grouped under ten intriguing chapter headings, including: Love, Money, Power; Facts and Artifacts; Modern and Other Isms; Design 101; Public Works; Understanding Media; and Future Shocks. Design Culture brings new meaning to design issues for anyone interested in contemporary culture. Essays by: Philip B. Meggs, Fath Davis Ruffins, Natalia Ilyin, Rosemary Coombs, Steven Heller, Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Michael Bierut, Lorraine Wild, Ellen Lupton, Paul Rand, Jeffery Keedy, Peter Fraterdeus, Gunar Swanson, Roy Behrens, Veronique Vienne, Paul Saffo, Jessica Helfand, Robin Kinross, Milton Glaser, Michal Rock, Ellen Shapiro, and many more. Co-published with the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

About The Authors

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur Program. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of over 170 books on design, social satire, and visual culture. He is the recipient of the 2011 Smithsonian National Design Award for "Design Mind." He lives in New York City.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Allworth (September 1, 1997)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781880559710

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