The End of Print

The Grafik Design of David Carson

Author: Lewis Blackwell,David Carson

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856692168

Category: Design

Page: 180

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The End of Print is the first collection of the work of David Carson, arguably the most innovative and influential graphic designer of the 1990s. Since the book first appeared in 1995, it has become one of the most popular graphic design books of the 20th century. Carson's approach to typography and layout has provoked praise and criticism worldwide, and has inspired a following of young designers eager to break with tradition and forge a new aesthetic. This revised and extended edition contains a significant number of new images from this key period in Carson's career. Two illustrated essays provide an overview of Carson's work, setting it in the context of graphic design history. They examine critical appraisals of the book and discuss the impact that Carson's work has had on contemporary graphics. The much-debated concept of the "end of print" is explored in new contributions from Douglas Coupland, Jessica Helfand, Rick Valicenti, Shawn Wolfe, Geof Kern, Jackson Boelts and Philip B. Meggs. The End of Print is illustrated with 400 colour images, and features work from the magazines where Carson first made his mark - including Transworld Skateboarding, Surfer, Beach Culture and Ray Gun - as well as his instantly recognizable advertisements for clients such as Nike, Pepsi, MTV and Sony. Lewis Blackwell's text includes an interview in which Carson examines the origins of his approach and discusses the extreme reactions to his work.
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Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries

Author: Department of Information & Collections

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402038181

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 696

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The Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries aims at recording articles of scholarly value which relate to the history of the printed book, to the history of arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, and of the economic social and cultural environment, involved in its production, distribution, conservation and description.
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The Business of Books

How International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Changed the Way We Read

Author: André Schiffrin

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859847633

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

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Post-war American publishing has been ruthlessly transformed since Andre Schiffrin joined its ranks in 1956. Gone is a plethora of small but prestigious houses that often put ideas before profit in their publishing decisions, sometimes even deliberately. Now six behemoths share 80% of the market and profit margin is all. Andre Schiffrin can write about these changes with authority because he witnessed them from inside a conglomerate, as head of Pantheon, co-founded by his father, bought (and sold) by Random House. And he can write about them with candor because he is no longer on the inside, having quit corporate publishing in disgust to set up a flourishing independent house, The New Press. Schiffrin's evident affection for his authors sparkles throughout a story woven around publishing the work of those such as Studs Terkel, Noam Chomsky, Gunnar Myrdal, George Kennan, Juliet Mitchell, R.D.Laing, Eric Hobsbawm and E.P.Thompson. Part-memoir, part-history, here is an account of the collapsing standards of contemporary publishing that is irascible, acute and passionate. An engaging counterpoint to recent, celebratory memoirs of the industry written by those with more stock options and fewer scruples than Schiffrin, The Business of Books warns of the danger to adventurous, intelligent publishing in the bullring of today's marketplace.
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Hard Pressed

600 Years of Prints and Process

Author: David Platzker,Elizabeth Wyckoff

Publisher: Hudson Hills

ISBN: 9781555951931

Category: Art

Page: 126

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This volume surveys the history of printmaking with a particular focus on artists and works that expanded the boundaries of various media, including woodcuts, etchings, engravings, lithographs, mezzo-tints, screen prints and more, right up to the digital and photographic processes of today. Originally published in hardback in 2000 this title received excellent reviews. Now republished in paperback making it more accessible to an even wider market 84 colour illustrations
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