General Design

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WORLD ACCORDING TO COLOR: A CULTURAL HISTORY

Written by Fox, James
A kaleidoscopic exploration that traverses history, literature, art, and science to reveal humans' unique and vibrant relationship with color. We have an extraordinary connection to color--we give it meanings, associations, and properties that last millennia and span cultures, continents, and languages.
April 12, 2022 | Hardcover | St. Martin's Press |
$29.99
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BUILDING A NEW WORLD: COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA POSTERS

This collection of nearly two dozen detachable, frameable, propaganda posters offer an outstanding selection of examples from East Germany, Russia, Southeast Asia, and China. Reproduced in startling color and printed on high-quality paper, they offer fascinating historical insight, as well as sublime examples of how graphic art can be both highly effective as well as visually stunning.
May 31, 2022 | PB | Prestel Publishing |
$29.95
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MAPPING NATURE ACROSS THE AMERICAS

Maps are inherently unnatural. Projecting three-dimensional realities onto two-dimensional surfaces, they are abstractions that capture someone's idea of what matters within a particular place; they require selections and omissions.
October 19, 2021 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$70.00
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SNAILS & MONKEY TAILS: A VISUAL GUIDE TO PUNCTUATION & SYMBOLS

Written by Arndt, Michael
There are countless books that can teach you the alphabet, but almost none that focus on the tiny designs that run interference among the letterforms: those easily overlooked punctuation and typographic symbols.
January 11, 2022 | Hardcover | Harper Design | 160 Pages |
$19.99
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NAKAJO

Written by 仲條正義
Japanese designer Masayoshi Nakajo?s genius is unparalleled. His illustrations and graphic works for advertisements, products, watch faces, posters, and the House of Shiseido are currently exhibited.
February 16, 2021 | Hardcover | ADP | 639 Pages |
$101.50
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ALL-AMERICAN ADS OF THE 80S

The emergence of the digital world signaled a looming change in the advertising industry. Still cash, cocaine, and Calvins were the staples of flagrant consumerism. With cell phones just around the corner and the death of print in the air, advertisers were still devoting substantial dollars to one of the most outrageous, flamboyant, and prosperous decades of the 20th century.
May 30, 2022 | Hardcover | Taschen | 608 Pages |
$40.00
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ALL-AMERICAN ADS OF THE 60S

As America transitioned from the Eisenhower years to a decade of extremes, the '60s couldn't help but exude optimism and promise as America continued to display an unbridled economic future. The advertisements of this era expressed these go-go years, when rock and roll reigned supreme and man reached the moon. Just around the corner societal changes would spark a revolution.
May 30, 2022 | Hardcover | Taschen | 640 Pages |
$40.00
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ALL-AMERICAN ADS OF THE 70S

As television and other media began to compete for the advertising dollar, new ideas were being incorporated into a post-hippie world where social consciousness, health, and environmental awareness went head-to-head with the Me Generation. From disco to funk to punk, this weighty volume delivers an exhaustive and nostalgic overview of this transitional period of advertising.
May 30, 2022 | Hardcover | Taschen | 640 Pages |
$40.00
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LOGO BEGINNINGS

Written by Müller, Jens
Countless global brands, including Rolex, BMW, Louis Vuitton, and the New York Yankees, still use logos that were designed over 100 years ago. Yet there has never been a monograph devoted to the origins of logo design. In the second half of the 19th century, the trademark replaced traditional symbols such as the family coat of arms as a promotional and identifying symbol for companies.
March 11, 2022 | Hardcover | Taschen | 432 Pages |
$80.00
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JIM HEIMANN. STEVEN HELLER. TOYS. 100 YEARS OF ALL-AMERICAN TOY ADS

Written by Heller, Steven
Up until the 20th century, children's play was not a subject that demanded much attention. While objects that entertained children have been present from ancient history, it was only with industrial mass production--and a developing urban middle class--that toys appeared more frequently.
June 10, 2021 | Hardcover | Taschen | 528 Pages |
$40.00

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