Icons of Graphic Design
Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic
Here is a unique history of graphic design that charts over a century of creative brilliance, showcasing the most influential graphic designs from 1900 to the present. Organized chronologically to illustrate how one great concept can inspire the next, each year features a seminal piece of work by a graphic artist – some famous, some anonymous – the designs that originally inspired them and later works that show their influence. The evolution of ideas is brought alive through the encyclopaedic format and Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic’s revealing observations highlighting the manner in which graphic styles and artistic devices flow with times, thereby guaranteeing the book’s appeal to designers and students of design everywhere.