The Story of Graphic Design

The Story of Graphic Design: From the Invention of Writing to the Birth of Digital Design by Patrick Cramsie

NC 998 .C72 2010

“The story of graphic design is a narrative history at its best.  In it, historian and designer Patrick Cramsie tells us how, over the course of centuries, the Western world has deployed the written word to communicate ideas – first in manuscripts and books, and then in increasingly proliferating forms: maps, advertisements, newspapers, posters, and now computer screens.  This is above all a story of creative achievement: from the anonymous letterer of Trajan’s Column in ancient Rome to Paul Rand, master of the corporate logo, the designers who have shaped the way we experience the written word come alive in these pages.  Cramsie’s readable and comprehensive text is accompanied by hundreds of well-chosen illustrations.” – publisher description

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