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
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.