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Graphic Style: From Victorian to the New Century by Steven Heller, Seymour Chwast

Graphic Style: From Victorian to the New Century



Graphic Style: From Victorian to the New Century by Steven Heller, Seymour Chwast

Graphic Style is a visual survey of graphic design styles through the ages. First published in 1988, it has become an essential resource for designers and students. With more than 700 illustrations, it is the only wide-ranging history of graphic design to be completely visual, and many readers treasure it for its amazing trove of images. This new edition has been brought completely up to date, with sections devoted to styles of the twenty-first century, including the widely popular Street Art and Handlettering movements. Graphic Style, a collaboration between Steven Heller, a distinguished design critic, and Seymour Chwast, a celebrated illustrator, deserves to be in every designer's, artist's, and art lover's library.


A very impressive undertaking. Heller and Chwast know their subject, and they present it simply and winningly ... a treasure trove of visual riches. --Print A fascinating visual compendium. --The New York Times

About the Author

Steven Heller is a historian and critic of graphic design. The recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement, he is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 130 books on design and popular culture. His career is intertwined with two great New York institutions, the New York Times (as an art director and as writer of the Visuals column in the NYTBR) and the School of Visual Arts (as program director and teacher). Seymour Chwast is co-founder and now director of The Pushpin Group, an internationally acclaimed design firm. The recipient of the 1985 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement, his award-winning illustrations and designs have been used in advertising and posters as well as in 30 books for children. MOMA and the Library of Congress have collected his posters.

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Publication date

1st February 2011


Steven Heller, Seymour Chwast

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Harry N. Abrams, Inc. an imprint of Abrams


280 pages


Graphic design



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