Author(s): Jason Godfrey
100 Classic Graphic Design Journals surveys a unique collection of the most influential magazines devoted to graphic design, advertising and typography. These journals together span over 100 years of the history of print design and chart the rise of graphic design from a necessary sideline to the printing industry to an autonomous creative profession. Each magazine is generously illustrated with a large selection of spreads and covers. A descriptive text based, where possible, on interviews with editors, designers and publishers is also included for each magazine alongside comprehensively researched bibliographic material. The magazines featured cover a range of industries and eras, from advertising (Publimondial, La Pubblicita Italiana), posters (Das Plakat, Affiche) and typography (Typografische Monatsblatter, Typographica), to Art Nouveau (Bradley, His Book), Modernist design (Neue Grafik, ULM) and Post-Modern and contemporary graphics (Emigre, Its Nice That). These 100 journals offer an invaluable resource to historians and students of graphic design, and a rich seam of visual research and inspiration for graphic designers.
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program and co-founder of the MFA Design Criticism program, both at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He was an art director at the New York Times for 33 years and now writes a weekly blog for The Atlantic and also writes The Daily Heller blog for Print magazine. He is the author of over 150 books on design and popular culture, including 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design and Art Direction Explained at Last (both Laurence King). In 1999 he received the AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement and in 2011 a Smithsonian National Design Award. Jason Godfrey is the director of Godfrey Design, London. He studied at the Royal College of Art before pursuing a career in print and digital media in London, New York and Austin, Texas. His work has been shown in the annuals of D&AD and the New York Type Directors Club and he is the author of Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books (Laurence King).