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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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Will Burtin: The Display of Visual Knowledge
Will Burtin: The Display of Visual Knowledge
Will Burtin: The Display of Visual Knowledge
Will Burtin: The Display of Visual Knowledge

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.


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The American Image, Hardcover
The American Image, Hardcover
The American Image, Hardcover
The American Image, Hardcover
The American Image, Hardcover

The first compact history of the American poster. A unique resource for those who are fascinated by American history and popular culture: scholars, collectors, designers, and students.


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$50.00

Design and Science

Will Burtin pioneered important contributions to international typography and visual design. He is best known as the world leader in using design to interpret science; as a proponent of 'clean,' uncluttered sans-serif typography; and for his large-scale three-dimensional models, which carried the craft and the art of display to new heights. His walk-through models included a human blood cell (1958) and brain functions (1960).

His major achievement: his clarity and ingenuity with models and graphics made complex information easy to assimilate.


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$70.00

The American Image, Softcover
The American Image, Softcover
The American Image, Softcover
The American Image, Softcover
The American Image, Softcover

The first compact history of the American poster — a unique resource for those who are fascinated by American history and popular culture: scholars, collectors, designers, and students. 


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Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!
Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!
Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!
Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!

"Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly,"—a quote from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables—aptly describes the lifework of two principal figures in contemporary graphic arts: Hermann and Gudrun Zapf. The Zapfs' 50-year relationship with Rochester Institute of Technology is feted in this exhibition and catalogue, sponsored by RIT’s Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection. The show presents rare holdings of Zapf materials held at the Cary Collection—the foremost Zapf archive outside of Germany.


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Design is One

Vignelli is a powerful name in graphic design. IMAGES' Hands On series is greatly enhanced by this wonderful book by Lella and Massimo Vignelli. Massimo learnt early in his career that a designer should be able to design everything, hence, 'design is one'. Lella and Massimo Vignelli prove that design should be semantically correct, syntactically correct, and pragmatically understandable, but also visually powerful, intellectually elegant and timeless. The book shows that real meaning must be researched and consistent throughout a design, and that the final result must be understandable.


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$35.00

Cipe Pineles, Two Remembrances
Cipe Pineles, Two Remembrances
Cipe Pineles, Two Remembrances
Cipe Pineles, Two Remembrances
Cipe Pineles, Two Remembrances

"The format and size of this new series of books, dedicated to the graphic designers in the RIT Graphic Design Special Collections, expresses the intention of reaching a wide audience of scholars and students, as well as design professionals."
—Massimo Vignelli


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$15.99

The Work of Ismar David
The Work of Ismar David
The Work of Ismar David
Edited By David Pankow

Ismar David made his career over a broad spectrum of applied art. His work is exciting, not merely because of its technical excellence, but because it resonates with clarity and color of a distinct and distinctive artistic voice.


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