“100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design”

By Steven Heller and Veronique Vienne

Rating: 4 out of 5.


This book, as mentioned in its title, covers the most important 100 moments throughout the whole graphic design’s history.

The only difference between an extraordinary life and an ordinary one is the extraordinary pleasures you find in ordinary things.

— Veronique Vienne

Set up in chronological order, “100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design” covers everything from the technical to the stylistic aspects of graphic design. Also, it includes discussions of how objects have been influenced by graphic design ideas, and how methods have changed during the last century or so.

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Born on July 7, 1950, Steven Heller grew up in New York City, United States. Currently, he is the co-chair with Lita Talarico of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York, which he also helped co-found. In fact, he also delivered lectures there on the history of graphic design.

Typefaces are to the written word what different dialects are to different languages.

Steven Heller

Veronique Vienne was born in Paris, France. She’s currently an art director and writer. She was a magazine art director in the USA when she began to write to better analyze and understand the work of the graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers who collaborated with her.

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