Book Review: Graphic Design Visionaries.


Graphic Design Visionaries is a book by journalist and graphic art editor Caroline Roberts, it was published in June, 2015 by Laurence King, one of my favorite publishers.. The book features 75 of the world’s most famous and influential designers that broke new grounds in the field from 1885 to 1992, artists are sorted in the book via year they were born. Some of the designers featured are actually Graphic Design studios, like Pentagram, The Designers Republic, and Hipgnosis.

When I first ordered my copy I didn’t expect mush of it and wasn’t so sure if I’d like it, I ordered it with other books cause it was suggested to me more than once and totally forgot about till I received my order. And I was impressed, for one, I didn’t think it would be that big, it’s 312 pages, 20.3 x 2.5 x 29.2 cm  where each designer’s featured in 4 pages. Paper quality is amazing, the layout is clear and nice, with lots and lots of inspiration, also pictures of the actual artist is there next to their work! Something that to be honest almost all history books lack. I totally loved this book, very informative aside from being and absolute eye candy. I will include lots of high resolution pictures in this review so you’d have a better idea what it’s all about. Do I recommend it? Definitely.


Author: ホワイトノイズ

Visual Artist and Graphic Designer. Interested in white noise, minimalism, sci-fiction, generative art, patterns, glitch, vhs errors, non-fiction, new media art, drones, visual poetry, experimental languages, light and space

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