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Vignelli Transit Maps
Vignelli Transit Maps
Vignelli Transit Maps
Vignelli Transit Maps
Vignelli Transit Maps
Vignelli Transit Maps
Vignelli Transit Maps
Vignelli Transit Maps
Vignelli Transit Maps
Vignelli Transit Maps
Vignelli Transit Maps

Vignelli Transit Maps describes the history of the New York subway maps and follows this city’s transportation growth from separate, independent lines to one large system.  Peter Lloyd uncovers the history of the Vignelli map that includes the legacy of the people who created and promoted this New York icon—as well as those who hastened its demise. The book includes a first glimpse at original, early development sketches of the famed map and of its recent successors.

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What Our Lettering Needs
What Our Lettering Needs
What Our Lettering Needs
What Our Lettering Needs

This book is a thorough account of Hermann Zapf’s contributions to the artistry and success of Hallmark Cards, an experience that is now fully blended into the company’s rich heritage. Since the late ‘70s, designer Rick Cusick has provided, in articles and presentations, most of what has been written about the Hallmark/Zapf association. This beautifully illustrated book is a tribute to Zapf’s own philosophy that the artist’s challenge is “to ensure, despite technology and mass production, that beauty is never lost.”


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The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David
The Book Jackets of Ismar David

This book rediscovers an important contribution to a popular field of graphic design and suggests that Ismar David's calligraphic book jackets present a viable alternative to the current design approach.


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The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century
The Art of the Book in the Twentieth Century

Throughout the twentieth century, modern design theories in combination with newer printing technologies offered book designers far more options than were previously available to them. Utilizing these resources, some skillful artisans produced stunning designs in period style, arranging modern re-cuttings of early type designs with historical decoration that resulted in the creation of truly beautiful books; while others preferred a more contemporary aesthetic, building upon earlier principles in a fresh, novel manner.


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From the Eye  to the Heart:  50 Logos /  50 Posters /  1 Book
From the Eye  to the Heart:  50 Logos /  50 Posters /  1 Book
From the Eye  to the Heart:  50 Logos /  50 Posters /  1 Book
From the Eye  to the Heart:  50 Logos /  50 Posters /  1 Book

Renowned Italian graphic designer Armando Milani specializes in branding programs and posters for humanistic causes. This catalog shows the two sides of Milani’s profession, facing 50 logos with 50 posters: design for business alongside design for a better society and humanity.


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Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig
Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig
Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig
Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig

Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig is a colorful and well-researched representation of Lustig’s book cover designs that were created primarily for New Directions Books and Noonday Press, among others.

 


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A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection

Wood type in myriad designs—from stark condensed sans serifs to bizarre ornamental scripts—created variety in commercial advertising more than 180 years ago, and continues today to influence modern signs, posters, and billboards. The Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection at RIT maintains an impressive collection of wood type, numbering over 300 fonts. This book showcases over 250 of our best wood type specimens, including many complete fonts and samples from unusual designs.


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Graphic Design Archives Chapbook Series: Books 1-3

The Graphic Design Archives Chapbook Series celebrates the achievements of key design pioneers whose work is collected in the Special Collections department of RIT Libraries. From the inaugural acquisition of the Lester Beall Archive in 1986, RIT’s holdings have grown to include the work of eighteen designers. Extensive collections of personal papers, business records and artwork by Lester Beall, Will Burtin, George Giusti, and Cipe Pineles form the cornerstones of the Archives.


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Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum
Manuale Zapficum

Manuale Zapficum, the new limited edition book, commemorates the ninetieth birthdays of typographers Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse through beautiful typeface specimens set in homage to the classic design of Hermann Zapf's masterpiece, his 1968 Manuale Typographicum. The 20 specimen designs in the book are based upon quotes about the couple's oeuvre, each typeset in Zapf faces and letterpress printed by several of the Zapfs' colleagues.


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Where would the button be without the button hole?
Where would the button be without the button hole?
Where would the button be without the button hole?
Where would the button be without the button hole?

This book is about designs born of necessity; often spontaneously, always pragmatically. It is also about the particular sensibility of graphic designer George Tscherny and his ability to find beauty or art in the most ordinary things, and to communicate this appreciation to others. Experience his infectious enthusiasm for what could be called "anonymous", "ad hoc", or "vernacular" design; for objects that have an aesthetic appeal in spite of themselves; for creations that are both ingenious and ingenuous.


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