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A History of Graphic Design for Rainy Days

What you always wanted to know about graphic design but were afraid to ask.

One fateful rainy day, a bored kid asks his grandfather “what in the world is graphic design?” Starting with that innocent question, this activity book takes its readers on a charmingly illustrated and cleverly revealing whirlwind tour through this creative discipline’s milestone developments, personalities, and technologies. With its engaging design, humorous narratives, and fun-filled exercises, it offers an entertaining look at the many aspects of graphic design—from typography’s humble beginnings to the internet-based font distribution of today; from styles including art nouveau, Dada, Bauhaus, and psychedelic to innovators such as William Morris, Jan Tschichold, Saul Bass, and David Carson.

One fateful rainy day, a bored kid asks his grandfather “what in the world is graphic design?” Starting with that innocent question, A History of Graphic Design for Rainy Days takes its readers on a charmingly illustrated and cleverly revealing whirlwind tour through this creative discipline’s milestone developments, personalities, and technologies. With its engaging design, humorous narratives, and fun-filled exercises, this activity book offers an entertaining look at the many aspects of graphic design—from typography’s humble beginnings at the dawn of the industrial revolution to the internet-based font distribution of today; from the first printed Christmas cards in the 1850s to David Carson’s revolutionary layouts of the late 1980s; from styles including art nouveau, Dada, Bauhaus, and psychedelic to innovators such as William Morris, Jan Tschichold, Saul Bass, and Jessica Helfand. A History of Graphic Design for Rainy Days has been created by Studio 3, the student-driven design agency from Oslo that also brought you the bestselling Hyperactivitypography from A to Z.

Authors: Studio 3
Release date: October 2011
Format: 16 x 21 cm
Features: 224 pages, full color, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-389-5

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  • Free worldwide shipping from 60 EUR/USD order value.

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    • ROW (All other): € 40,-

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Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays. Deliveries are not made on Sundays and other public holidays. We will try to inform you of any unexpected delays.

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One fateful rainy day, a bored kid asks his grandfather “what in the world is graphic design?” Starting with that innocent question, this activity book takes its readers on a charmingly illustrated and cleverly revealing whirlwind tour through this creative discipline’s milestone developments, personalities, and technologies. With its engaging design, humorous narratives, and fun-filled exercises, it offers an entertaining look at the many aspects of graphic design—from typography’s humble beginnings to the internet-based font distribution of today; from styles including art nouveau, Dada, Bauhaus, and psychedelic to innovators such as William Morris, Jan Tschichold, Saul Bass, and David Carson.

One fateful rainy day, a bored kid asks his grandfather “what in the world is graphic design?” Starting with that innocent question, A History of Graphic Design for Rainy Days takes its readers on a charmingly illustrated and cleverly revealing whirlwind tour through this creative discipline’s milestone developments, personalities, and technologies. With its engaging design, humorous narratives, and fun-filled exercises, this activity book offers an entertaining look at the many aspects of graphic design—from typography’s humble beginnings at the dawn of the industrial revolution to the internet-based font distribution of today; from the first printed Christmas cards in the 1850s to David Carson’s revolutionary layouts of the late 1980s; from styles including art nouveau, Dada, Bauhaus, and psychedelic to innovators such as William Morris, Jan Tschichold, Saul Bass, and Jessica Helfand. A History of Graphic Design for Rainy Days has been created by Studio 3, the student-driven design agency from Oslo that also brought you the bestselling Hyperactivitypography from A to Z.

English Graphic Design Visual Culture

Authors: Studio 3
Release date: October 2011
Format: 16 x 21 cm
Features: 224 pages, full color, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-389-5

Shipping Costs

  • Free shipping to Germany, the USA and the UK
  • Free worldwide shipping from 60 EUR/USD order value.

  • For orders below 60 EUR/USD the following shipping costs apply:

    • European Union, UK & USA : € 0,-
    • ROW (All other): € 40,-

Shipping costs will be assessed during checkout based on the full value of goods purchased.


The shipping cost doesn’t account for any import taxes/customs fees. These fees are not under our control and apply according to the regulations of your selected country of delivery. Please refer to your local customs authorities for more information.

 

Payment 

For shipments to addresses within the US, payments can be made using credit card, or PayPal.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

Shipping

Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Orders are usually received within 2-3 working days for orders placed within Germany, 2-6 working days for those placed within the EU, the UK, Switzerland, and Norway. Orders placed within the US will be delivered within 3-7 working days after receiving your order confirmation. Deliveries to all other territories will take 10-14 working days.

Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays. Deliveries are not made on Sundays and other public holidays. We will try to inform you of any unexpected delays.

Returns
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.

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