Book publisher Phaidon has annoucned “The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design”, a massive reference guide on graphic design that includes newspapers, magazines, posters, advertisements, typefaces, logos, corporate design, record covers and moving graphics from around the world. Sounds like a good addition to any collection.
The publication will be released in September, but you can pre-order a copy from Amazon.
The book also includes the design and advertising history of Lufthansa from the 1920s until today, illustrations from the corporate archive, background articles, interviews, reproductions from the Ulm study of 1962, and the first corporate design manual for Lufthansa from 1963.
14/41 – 14 Years, 41 Logos is the first book from Mash Creative founder Mark Bloom. Produced as a limited run, the book showcases 41 of his favourite logos designed during a 14 year career. Includes five golden rules of logo design and an insight into how he approaches an identity brief. 148mm x 210mm, 100 pages, P.U.R bound with white foil debossed logo to the cover, this beautiful soft back book has been printed with an enticing mix of GF Smith Colourplan and Olin rough papers.
Most books on code are visually boring, but HTML & CSS designed by Jon Duckett makes the reading experience much more interesting and fun. I haven’t read the book, but I’d guess that the good design will help with the learning experience.
Studio Beige and Joey Vermijs have collaborated on a diary/notebook which contains quotes, tasks and general food for thought to help envision the ‘future of humankind’. There’s also a nice little tote bag.
You can learn more about the initiative at the website.
To celebrate its third birthday, Design Assembly has retired the site and produced three lovely books archiving the past 3 years of published articles, comments, as well as showcasing new and exclusive words and images from some great contributors.