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Graphic Design Bookshelf

Graphic Design Bookshelf

Information design pioneer Edward Tufte sums up the ever-increasing relevance of graphic design to our times with his observation that “clutter is a failure of design, not an attribute of information.” In the golden age of paraphernalia, it falls to the graphic designer to clarify the clutter, and the ability to compose visual and linguistic data so that it grabs both eye and mind determines the success of just about every merchandized product, from a flyer in the mailbox to the web. Historically, graphic design has also defined the look of entire avant-garde art movements and even whole eras, through album art and movie posters. Below is a selection of our finest monographs and surveys on graphic design, from modernist Italian travel posters to web design.

Graphic Design Bookshelf

The featured image is taken from Beauty Is in the Street, a fantastic compendium of posters made by the Atelier Populaire during the uprisings in May 1968, in Paris. The caption in the poster reads: "Will he be unemployed?" Beauty Is in the Street is edited by the collector, editor and curator Johan Kugelberg, and original Atelier Populaire member Philippe Vermès. It is published by Four Corner Books.



Recommended Reading: A Book List on Graphic Design

Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design, 1936-1986
Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design, 1936-1986
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Hbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 432 pgs / 275 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781938922619 | $55.00


Disco
Disco
SOUL JAZZ BOOKS

Hbk, 12 x 12 in. / 360 pgs / 600 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780957260023 | $49.95


Tattoo
Tattoo
MUSéE DU QUAI BRANLY/ACTES SUD

Hbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 304 pgs / 220 color. | 8/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9782330032463 | $60.00


Vital Art Nouveau 1900
Vital Art Nouveau 1900
ARBOR VITAE/MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS PRAGUE

Flexi, 8.25 x 9.75 in. / 304 pgs / 539 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788074670541 | $65.00


Typemotion
Typemotion
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 7.5 x 9.75 in. / 300 pgs / 900 color. | 3/31/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783775737838 | $70.00


Hugo Puttaert: Think in Colour
Hugo Puttaert: Think in Colour
MER. PAPER KUNSTHALLE

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 369 pgs / 300 color / 100 bw. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9789491775185 | $60.00


And/Or: On Contradiction in the Work of Jan van Toorn Extended
And/Or: On Contradiction in the Work of Jan van Toorn Extended
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 7 x 9 in. / 88 pgs / 85 color. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9789462081116 | $29.95


Posters: The Sea Voyage
Posters: The Sea Voyage
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Clth, 9.5 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 280 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788836627981 | $65.00


The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech
The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech
FOUR CORNERS BOOKS/V&A PUBLISHING

Hbk, 8.75 x 12.25 in. / 192 pgs / 124 color / 10 bw. | 7/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781909829015 | $50.00


Toulouse-Lautrec in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
Toulouse-Lautrec in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 160 pgs / 185 color. | 7/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780870709135 | $45.00


Posada: A Century of Skeletons
Posada: A Century of Skeletons
RM/BBVA

Clth, 9 x 12 in. / 376 pgs / 968 color. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788415118664 | $65.00


The Sick Rose
The Sick Rose
D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 250 color. | 5/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781938922404 | $35.00


Soviets
Soviets
FUEL PUBLISHING

Hbk, 6.5 x 8 in. / 240 pgs / 181 bw. | 4/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780956896278 | $32.95


Reading Andy Warhol
Reading Andy Warhol
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 304 pgs / 300 color. | 2/28/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783775737074 | $60.00


Ad Reinhardt: How to Look
Ad Reinhardt: How to Look
HATJE CANTZ/DAVID ZWIRNER

Hbk, 11 x 14 in. / 92 pgs / 43 color. | 2/28/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783775737685 | $40.00


Italian Futurism, 1909-1944
Italian Futurism, 1909-1944
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Hbk, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 352 pgs / 338 color. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780892074990 | $60.00


Day Dreams, Night Thoughts: Fantasy and Surrealism in the Graphic Arts and Photography
Day Dreams, Night Thoughts: Fantasy and Surrealism in the Graphic Arts and Photography
LA FáBRICA/FUNDACIóN JUAN MARCH

Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 332 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 5/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788415691495 | $60.00


Russian Avant-Garde
Russian Avant-Garde
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 552 pgs / 900 color. | 4/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9789462081048 | $75.00


Alex Wollner: Brasil Design Visual
Alex Wollner: Brasil Design Visual
WASMUTH

Hbk, 10.5 x 10.25 in. / 324 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 5/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783803032140 | $75.00


Wim Crouwel: New Alphabet
Wim Crouwel: New Alphabet
SHS PUBLISHING

Hbk, 10 x 13.5 in. / 144 pgs / 330 color / 100 bw. | 12/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788890759413 | $54.99


Jurriaan Schrofer 1926-1990
Jurriaan Schrofer 1926-1990
VALIZ

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 424 pgs / 1100 color / 50 bw. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9789078088707 | $50.00


American Illustration 32
American Illustration 32
AMILUS INC.

Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 384 pgs / 369 color. | 1/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781886212398 | $75.00


Pirate Nightmare Vice Explosion
Pirate Nightmare Vice Explosion
FOUR CORNERS BOOKS

Pbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 148 pgs / 63 color / 80 bw. | 4/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780956192875 | $40.00


Black Fire! New Spirits!
Black Fire! New Spirits!
SOUL JAZZ BOOKS

Hbk, 12.5 x 12.5 in. / 192 pgs / 75 color / 125 bw. | 5/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780957260016 | $49.95


Buddy Esquire: King of the Hip Hop Flyer
Buddy Esquire: King of the Hip Hop Flyer
SINECURE BOOKS

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 320 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 3/31/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781938265068 | $50.00


Mira Cuba: The Cuban Poster Art from 1959
Mira Cuba: The Cuban Poster Art from 1959
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 256 pgs / 200 color. | 6/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788836626991 | $40.00


Holland on Paper
Holland on Paper
MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

Hbk, 9.5 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 120 color. | 7/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780878467990 | $50.00


Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures
Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Hbk, 10.25 x 13.75 in. / 272 pgs / 800 color. | 9/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781938922220 | $75.00


Posters: Advertising and Italian Fashion, 1890-1950
Posters: Advertising and Italian Fashion, 1890-1950
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Clth, 9.5 x 11 in. / 238 pgs / 280 color. | 10/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788836623433 | $65.00


Enjoy the Experience
Enjoy the Experience
SINECURE BOOKS

Hbk, 8.75 x 11 in. / 512 pgs / 1,241 color / 29 bw. | 6/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781938265044 | $65.00


The Situationist Times
The Situationist Times
BOO-HOORAY

Slip, Pbk, 7 vols 8.75 x 11.75 / 734 pgs / 206 color / 506 bw / Ed of 1,000 | 6/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781938265099 | $180.00


In the Good Name of the Company: Artworks and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Printing Company
In the Good Name of the Company: Artworks and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Printing Company
PICTUREBOX/FORYOURART

Pbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 324 pgs / 300 color. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781939799036 | $34.95


Seiichi Hayashi: Gold Pollen and Other Stories
Seiichi Hayashi: Gold Pollen and Other Stories
PICTUREBOX

Hbk, 7.25 x 10.25 in. / 176 pgs / 170 color. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781939799074 | $27.50


Osamu Tezuka: The Mysterious Underground Men
Osamu Tezuka: The Mysterious Underground Men
PICTUREBOX

Hbk, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 176 pgs / 170 color. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781939799098 | $24.95


Yuichi Yokoyama: World Map Room
Yuichi Yokoyama: World Map Room
PICTUREBOX

Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 176 pgs / 176 bw. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781939799128 | $19.95


Matthew Thurber: INFOMANIACS
Matthew Thurber: INFOMANIACS
PICTUREBOX

Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 200 pgs / 200 bw. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781939799081 | $22.95


Signals from Unknown: Czech Comics 1922-2012
Signals from Unknown: Czech Comics 1922-2012
ARBOR VITAE

Flexi, 9.75 x 12 in. / 350 pgs / 280 color. | 9/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788074670138 | $70.00


Frank Santoro: Pompeii
Frank Santoro: Pompeii
PICTUREBOX

Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 144 pgs / 144 bw. | 10/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781939799104 | $19.95


Anya Davidson: School Spirits
Anya Davidson: School Spirits
PICTUREBOX

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 152 pgs / 145 bw. | 10/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781939799029 | $19.95


Propaganda! Russian and Norwegian Posters 1920-1939
Propaganda! Russian and Norwegian Posters 1920-1939
FORLAGET PRESS

Pbk, 8.25 x 11.5 in. / 224 pgs / 110 color / 40 bw. | 2/28/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788275476447 | $55.00


Type Compass
Type Compass
SHS PUBLISHING

Hbk, 4.5 x 6.5 in. / 280 pgs / 188 duotone. | 8/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788890759499 | $32.00


Walter Nikkels: Typography
Walter Nikkels: Typography
VALIZ

Hbk, 8 x 10.75 in. / 528 pgs / 1,125 color / 30 bw. | 8/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9789078088547 | $60.00


The Work of 75B
The Work of 75B
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 240 pgs / 2,000 color. | 9/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9789462080409 | $60.00


The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame
The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame
PICTUREBOX

Pbk, 7 x 10 in. / 256 pgs / 250 bw. | 4/30/2013 | Not available
ISBN 9780984589241 | $29.95


C.F: Mere
C.F: Mere
PICTUREBOX

Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 184 pgs / 96 bw / 88 duotone. | 5/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9780982632741 | $19.95


Brandon Graham: Walrus
Brandon Graham: Walrus
PICTUREBOX

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 112 pgs / 32 color / 80 duotone. | 7/31/2013 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780985159597 | $19.95


Shigeru Sugiura: Last of the Mohicans
Shigeru Sugiura: Last of the Mohicans
PICTUREBOX

Hbk, 7.25 x 10.25 in. / 160 pgs / 8 color / 120 bw. | 7/31/2013 | Not available
ISBN 9780985159566 | $22.95


Robert Weaver: A Pedestrian View
Robert Weaver: A Pedestrian View
KETTLER VERLAG

Hbk, 6.75 x 8.75 in. / 144 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 2/28/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9783862062065 | $39.95


Artemio Rodriguez: American Dream
Artemio Rodriguez: American Dream
RM

Hbk, 8.75 x 10.25 in. / 160 pgs / 211 bw. | 3/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788415118411 | $29.95


Blutch: So Long, Silver Screen
Blutch: So Long, Silver Screen
PICTUREBOX

Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 88 pgs / 80 color. | 4/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9780985159511 | $22.95


Punk 45
Punk 45
SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PUBLISHING

Flexi, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 400 pgs / 800 color. | 10/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9780957260009 | $39.95


Wired Up!
Wired Up!
WIRED UP MEDIA

Hbk, 8.75 x 8.75 in. / 384 pgs / 344 color / 50 bw. | 4/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9780615488769 | $39.95


A Country of Cities
A Country of Cities
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 252 pgs / 150 color. | 5/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781935202172 | $29.95


Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Film Pitch Book
Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Film Pitch Book
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pbk, 2.75 x 4 in. / 244 pgs / 60 color / 40 bw. | 4/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9780884541257 | $20.00


39 Difficult Questions for Stefan Sagmeister
39 Difficult Questions for Stefan Sagmeister
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pbk, 6.5 x 8.75 in. / 156 pgs / 19 color / 8 bw. | 2/28/2014 | Not available
ISBN 9780884541240 | $18.00


Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume III
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume III
FUEL PUBLISHING

Hbk, 5 x 8 in. / 400 pgs / 350 bw. | 11/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9780955006197 | $32.95


Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art
Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art
DAMIANI

Pbk, 9.5 x 10.25 in. / 208 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 2/29/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9788862082044 | $39.95


Soy Cuba: Cuban Cinema Posters From After the Revolution
Soy Cuba: Cuban Cinema Posters From After the Revolution
TRILCE EDICIONES

Pbk, 9.5 x 13.5 in. / 320 pgs / 272 color. | 10/31/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9786077663188 | $32.00


Own Label
Own Label
FUEL PUBLISHING

Pbk, 7.25 x 8.75 in. / 208 pgs / 300 color / 107 bw. | 12/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780956356284 | $32.95


Posters: Travelling Around Italy Through Advertising
Posters: Travelling Around Italy Through Advertising
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Clth, 10 x 12 in. / 288 pgs / 250 color. | 10/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9788836619221 | $75.00






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