Collecting Graphic Design
Modern graphic design has existed for more than a hundred years. In an exciting history of evolution, the discipline has evol- ved and established itself worldwide. The fact that we can trace this development in detail today is largely thanks to archives and collections that preserve posters, logos, book covers, de- sign manuals, and small printed matter. The natural short-lived nature of many of these media, the ever-changing visual zeit- geist, and the fact that graphic design is always a reflection of contemporary history make its history incredibly appealing.
This book presents ten specialized graphic design archives and collections from all over the world—from traditional institutions to private initiatives. Curators and collectors show favorite exhi- bits and highlights from their collections, tell the stories behind the arti- facts, and report on their work in in-depth interviews. The book presents collections and archives from Berlin, Bue- nos Aires, Milan, Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo. An appendix features more than 60 other international collections in brief.
Dimensions: 148 × 210 mm
Language: English, German
Publisher: Optik Books