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Penguin Books

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Penguin is a major international publisher with a long-standing reputation for good design. Allan Lane, who envisaged a market for good reading at reasonable prices, established the firm in England in 1935. These innovative paperbacks...

Zwart, Piet (1885–1977)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Zwart was a Dutch graphic designer, influential because of his combination of the architectonic control of the De Stijl movement, the functionalist ideas of the Bauhaus, and the poetic expression of Dada. However, Zwart—despite friendships...

Hiromu Hara 原 弘

Designer Biography

...Japanese graphic designer Hara was an important graphic designer who worked before and after the Second World War. Hara studied the modern typographic theory of El Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, and Tschichold and introduced them to Japanese...

Art Directors Club Hall of Fame (The United States)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Art Directors Club established its Hall of Fame in 1971 to honor practitioners from advertising and graphic communicators “who have made significant contributions to art direction and visual communications, and whose lifetime...

Swiss School

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Swiss School, also known as Neue Grafik, Swiss Style, or International Typographic Style, was a graphic design style developed in Switzerland that shaped and defined the look of modernist graphic design in the second half of the twentieth...

Jan Tschichold

Designer Biography

...Tschichold was a German typographer and type designer, educator, and writer, who was born in Leipzig, and worked in Leipzig, Berlin, Munich, Basel, and London. “A designer of quite exceptional assurance in giving visual and material form...

The Principles of the New Typography

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 1 : Design Reform, Modernism, and Modernization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Modern man has to absorb every day a mass of printed matter which, whether he has asked for it or not, is delivered through his letter-box or confronts him everywhere out of doors. At first, today’s printing differed from that of previous...

Tschichold, Jan (1902–74)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Tschichold was a German typographer and type designer, educator, and writer, who was born in Leipzig, and worked in Leipzig, Berlin, Munich, Basel, and London. “A designer of quite exceptional assurance in giving visual and material form...

Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The meaning of the German term Neue Sachlichkeit is ambiguous and has been used differently in painting and graphic arts, literature, music, photography, film, architecture, product design, and typography. The term’s origin is connected...

Penguin Books, UK

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...The iconicity of Penguin Books has shifted over the firm’s nearly eighty-year history. There is the Penguin symbol, the colour orange, the typographic programme undertaken by Jan Tschichold, the typographic excellence of the book interiors...