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Radical graphics/graphic radicals
Harper, Laurel.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
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NC998.4 .H37 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Indispensable for anyone in the design business, this one-of-a-kind survey chronicles 40 international graphic designers who have defined the cutting edge in recent years. Featuring hundreds of illustrations, its a veritable whos who of the individuals and firms that are reinventing the look of today. Charting the evolution of radicalism in design, from the early influences of the Dadaists to the fractured advertisements and multilayered 3-D work that presage the future, this is a unique profile of the landmark designers who break the rules, fracture the grid, and set new standards for the graphic arts. Its packaged in a pleasing square format with an unusual jacketa chic, super-sturdy vellum vestto echo the maverick spirit of the interior, designed by Katherine McCoy. Radical Graphics/Graphic Radicals , visually exciting and thoroughly researched, is a natural addition to any designers library. Radical graphics: where art, design, marketing, and cultural revolution meet.

Author Notes

Laurel Harper is former managing editor of How magazine. She is creative director of Harper and Associates, a design consultancy. A regular contributor to Communication Arts, Graphis, and other design publications, she lives in Bedford, Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Marvin Scott JarrettKatherine Mccoy
Foreword: Sharing the Visionp. 6
Preface: Risky Businessp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 10
Introduction: Radical Rootsp. 11
Section 1 Mentorsp. 33
Pierre Bernard, Atelier de Creation Graphiquep. 34
Neville Brody, Research Studiosp. 38
Art Chantry, Art Chantry Studiop. 42
Just Design, Spencer Drate and Jutka Salavetzp. 46
Emigre, Zuzana Licko and Rudy VanderLansp. 50
Ed Fella, California Institute of the Artsp. 54
Tibor Kalman, MandCo. Labs, Inc.p. 58
Katherine Mccoy, McCoy and McCoyp. 62
Paula Scher, Pentagramp. 66
Rick Valicenti, Thirstp. 70
Section 2 Innovatorsp. 75
Boelts Bros. Associates, Jackson Boelts, Eric Boelts, Kerry Stratfordp. 76
Margo Chase, Margo Chase Designp. 80
The Designers Republic, Ian Anderson, Mike Place, Nick Bax, Matt Pyke, Dave Bailey, Liz Close, Julia Parfittp. 86
Jager Di Paola Kemp Design, Michael Jager, Giovanna Di Paola, David Kempp. 92
Max Kisman, Max Kisman Designp. 96
Rebeca Mendez, Rebeca Mendez Communication Designp. 100
Modern Dog Design Co., Robynne Raye and Michael Strassburgerp. 106
Reverb, Somi Kim, Lisa Nugent, Susan Parrp. 110
Carlos Segura, Segura Inc. and [T-26]p. 116
Studio Md, Glenn Mitsui, Jesse Doquilo, Randy Limp. 122
Paul Sych, Faithp. 126
Vsa Partners, Dana Arnett, Robert Vogele, James Koval, Curt Schreiber, Ken Schmidtp. 130
Martin Venezky, Appetite Engineersp. 134
Why Not Associates, David Ellis, Andrew Altmann, Patrick Morrisseyp. 140
Craig Yoe, Yoe! Studiop. 146
Section 3 Progenyp. 151
Chris Ashworth, Substancep. 152
Brand Design Co., Rich Roat, Andy Cruz, Allen Mercerp. 156
Scott Clum, Rid e Designp. 160
Jerome Curchod, Ray Gun Publishingp. 164
Cyan, Detlef Fiedler, Daniela Haufe, Sophie Alexp. 168
Amy Franceschini, Futurefarmersp. 174
Fuse, Rich Godfreyp. 178
Galie Jean-Louis, MSNBCp. 182
Geoff Kaplan, General Working Groupp. 186
Post Tool Design, Gigi Biederman and David Karamp. 192
Stefan Sagmeister, Sagmeister, Inc.p. 198
Lee Schulz, California Institute of the Artsp. 202
Smay Vision, Stan Stanski and Phil Yarnallp. 206
Gail Swanlund, Swank Designp. 210
Giulio Turturro, Verve Recordsp. 216
Selected Bibliographyp. 220
Art Creditsp. 222