Books on Graphic Design

February 15, 2012


I decided to take a look at the book “The Story of Graphic Design” by Patrick Cramsie. It caught my attention with the backwards cover page, and interesting color selection. What I liked about the book was the clear definition of what Graphic Design is early on (p. 10 – 11) ‘the combination of words and picture, and any of the visual elements in between, such as logos or symbols, which contain various word-like and picture-like qualities; two-dimensionality, whether printed onto paper or illuminated on a screen, graphic design usually exists on a flat surface.’ Patrick Cramsie takes the reader through the main stages in the evolution of Western Graphic Design, from its earliest mural, stone and ceramic expressions to the latest digital creations. 


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