About the BookEncompassing everything from magazine covers and posters to advertising and typography, this stunning volume is essential for fans of mid-century modern design. It follows the development of the hugely popular style, with its eye-popping palettes, experimental type, and kinetic images. Hundreds of color illustrations showcase work by international and influential artists-- including classic Saul Bass film posters, Alex Steinweiss record sleeves, and Lucienne Day textile prints.
Book SynopsisEncompassing everything from record covers and posters to typography and advertisements, Mid-Century Graphic Design is a stylish guide to the hugely popular graphic style. With their eye-popping palettes, experimental type, and images buzzing with kinetic energy, mid-century graphic design remains innovative and beloved. Packed with hundreds of color illustrations, this stunning volume features work from a wide selection of international and influential artists: Charles and Ray Eames, Paul Rand, Alvin Lustig, Elaine Lustig, Alexey Brodovitch, Jim Flora, Herb Lubalin, Olle Eksell, Miroslav Sasek, and more. Drawn from advertising, magazine and record covers, textiles, travel posters, and children's books, the selections show the development of the design style globally. Classic Saul Bass film posters and Lucienne Day textile prints stand alongside lesser-known gems, making this an essential collection for fans of the era.
About the AuthorTheo Inglis is a design writer and graphic designer who specializes in postwar design. He writes regularly for online design magazines Creative Review, Grafik, and Eye, and for Monotype, the world's leading font company. Additionally, he holds an MA in Critical Writing in Art and Design from the Royal College of Art. He also runs the Tumblr account Midcenturymoderndesign, which has more than 30,000 followers.