Head to Toe: The Nude in Graphic Design


By Mirko Ilic and Steven Heller

This groundbreaking volume investigates and illuminates a new generation of graphic designers and the ways that they relate to one of art history’s most storied traditions: nude figure drawing and painting. This informative (and occasionally very cheeky) book demonstrates how new mediums and new technologies are pushing designers to explore the artistic representation of the naked human body.

From PETA’s infamous “I’d Rather Go Nude” ad campaign, to John Lennon and Yoko Ono posing nude on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, Head to Toe features myriad examples of the nude figure and how it is altered and manipulated in the service of both art and commerce.

Featuring more than 600 examples of the human body as represented in graphic design, this innovative book—the most comprehensive survey of the nude figure in graphic design—will appeal to art directors, graphic designers, students interested in the human form, and design fans.

Designed by Mirko Ilic Corp.

Published by Rizzoli, 2018

Flexi binding in slipcase, 312 pages, full color, 6.75 × 10.5 inches

ISBN: 978-0-8478-6165-1

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