Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design


By Byrony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit

A visual and information-packed guide to the most commonly referenced terms, historical moments, landmark projects, and influential practitioners in the field of graphic design.

With more than 2,000 design projects illustrating more than 400 entries, Graphic Design, Referenced provides an intense overview of the varied elements that make up the graphic design profession through a unique set of chapters: “principles" defines the very basic foundation of what constitutes graphic design, establishing the language, terms, and concepts that govern what we do and how we do it, covering layout, typography, and printing terms; “knowledge" explores the most influential sources through which we learn about graphic design—from the educational institutions we attend to the magazines and books we read; “representatives" gathers the designers who over the years have proven the most prominent or have steered the course of graphic design in one way or another; and “practice" highlights some of the most iconic work produced, not only to provide an examples of best practice, but also to illustrate a design work's potential lasting legacy.

Graphic Design, Referenced serves as a comprehensive source of information and inspiration by documenting and chronicling the scope of contemporary graphic design, stemming from the middle of the twentieth century to today.

Designed by Under Consideration (Byrony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit)

Published by Rockport Publishers, 2011

Softcover, 400 pages, full color, 8.5 × 11 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59-253742-6

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