Twentieth Century Design

A Decade-by-Decade Exploration of Graphic Style

I worked with Quid Publishing to create the original presentation for this title in 2013 and it published in February 2015 with Thames & Hudson in the UK (as Greetings from Retro Design) and with PRINT Books (F+W Media) in the US (as Twentieth Century Design). Please don’t purchase both editions of the book thinking they have alternative content; the covers and titles are different but the spreads are identical
Here’s the blurb from the jacket:
During the late 1800s the technological advances experienced by the creative industries stimulated a revolution in design that rivalled the introduction of movable type to Europe in the fifteenth century. What had been known as commercial art became what we now call graphic design and a new industry was born, fusing technical skill and artistic vision, craft and creativity. Alternative graphic styles emerged at an astonishing pace whilst designers discovered new uses and outlets for their work, and the twentieth century witnessed a multi faceted shift in design sensibilities greater than any other in our history. Twentieth Century Design tells this story in a decade-by-decade account, examining the roots of key graphic trends and exploring how successive generations of designers were influenced by their predecessors. Highly illustrated with major works sourced from the world’s leading collections, the styles covered include Arts and Crafts. Art Nouveau, Futurism, Dada, Constructivism, De Stijl, the Bauhaus, Art Deco, Mid-century Modern, the International Typographic Style, Pop Art, Psychedelia, Postmodernism, Punk, and the New Wave.

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