The Phaidon Archive of Graphic DesignPhaidon Editors

The book features over 500 of the most iconic graphic designs from the beginnings of mechanical reproduction to the present day. Arranged in chronological order, the designs are accompanied by texts and illustrated with a range of imagery – including rarely seen historical, contextual and archival material – to shed light on their origin and development. Specifications:

  • Format: Box Set
  • Size: 315 × 250 mm (12 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 1050 pp
  • Illustrations: 3000 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714865591

Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors

"Tap into the fetish of the letterset with The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design a typographic box of delights."— Vogue

"Wonderful... The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is a history of visual astonishment."— The Observer

"Truly an archive... So each entry is like an individual art work... A defiant stand, perhaps, against the digital world, and all about the beauty of paper and printing... Perfect for devotees... A super-indulgent box of surprises, from the iconic Gitanes packaging to Milton Glaser's I Love NY."— Financial Times

"The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is the commercial art cannon embodied: 500 topic sheets on everything from a 700-year-old Buddhist text to the album art of Beck's 'The Information'."— The New York Times Style Magazine

"...Good graphic design can be informative, persuasive - and sometimes even moving. The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design... surveys some of the highlights over the past 600 years."— The Wall Street Journal