"Retro Graphic Design Pocket Essentials" is a visual sourcebook for contemporary designers looking to simulate the timeless styles of the past. Chapters broken down into key trends of the decades offer design modules that put each style into context, explaining how it originated and was used at the time, but also deconstructing the defining characteristics to make it easy to recreate today. Each design detail from ornamentation and illustration style to colour palettes and letterforms is analysed and explained. Motifs from classical and Renaissance art and the evergreen graphic styles of the nineteenth century are included, with focus on the major design movements of the twentieth century everything from Gothic Revival, Art Nouveau and Futurism to 60s Pop Art and Postmoderism of the 70s and 80s. Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, "Retro Graphic Design Pocket Essentials" is a visual encyclopedia of all the ingredients that go into vintage design.
Series: Pocket Essentials
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 7th November 2011
Dimensions (cm): 16.6 x 13.5 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.37