Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design is a visual and informational guide to probably the most often referenced terms, historical moments, landmark projects, and influential practitioners within the field of graphic design.
With more than 2,000 design projects illustrating more than 400 entries, it provides an intense overview of the varied elements that make up the graphic design profession through a unique set of chapters.
“principles” defines the very basic foundation of what constitutes graphic design to establish the language, terms, and concepts that govern what we do and how we do it, covering layout, typography, and printing terms.
“knowledge” explores probably the most influential sources by which we find out about graphic design from the educational institutions we attend to the magazines and books we read.
“representatives” gathers the designers who over time have proven probably the most prominent or have steered the course of graphic design in one way or any other;
and “practice” highlights one of the crucial most iconic work produced that not only serve as examples of best practices, but also illustrate its potential lasting legacy.
Graphic Design, Referenced serves as a comprehensive source of information and inspiration by documenting and chronicling the scope of recent graphic design, stemming from the middle of the twentieth century to as of late.