50 Stories about 50 Things

Author: Grace Lees-Maffei

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857853538

Category: Design

Page: 240

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By returning to the etymological roots of iconicity and showcasing objects which are distinctive, memorable, internationally recognised and the subject of significant media attention, this text addresses what we mean by 'iconic' and how that aids our understanding of design and of iconicity. 50 compact chapters examine designs ranging from everyday goods to high-end 'designer' objects and explores how iconicity was established and how it contributes to our understanding of iconic design, by considering production, consumption and legacy alongside similar or contemporaneous objects. The book is divided into five parts, each addressing a thematic locus, arranged in a sequence from the public to the personal. This structure demonstrates that icons are not only a public phenomenon but infiltrate our intimate self-identity, in the form of objects which we carry with us and contribute to our sense of self. With significantly longer object entries than standard texts, this is essential reading for students and scholars of design history, design criticism, design studies and material culture studies, museum studies, art and architectural history, architecture and design practice.
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50 Stories about 50 Things

Author: Grace Lees-Maffei

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474241700

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 8167

Iconic Designs is a beautifully designed and illustrated guide to fifty classic 'things' – designs that we find in the city, in our homes and offices, on page and screen, and in our everyday lives. In her introduction, Grace Lees-Maffei explores the idea of iconicity and what makes a design 'iconic', and fifty essays by leading design and cultural critics address the development of each iconic 'thing', its innovative and unique qualities, and its journey to classic status. Subjects range from the late 19th century to the present day, and include the Sydney Opera House, the Post-It Note, Coco Chanel's classic suit, the Sony WalkmanTM, Hello KittyTM, Helvetica, the Ford Model T, Harry Beck's diagrammatic map of the London Underground and the Apple iMac G3. This handsome volume provides a treasure trove of 'stories' that will shed new light on the iconic designs that we use without thinking, aspire to possess, love or hate (or love to hate) and which form part of the fabric of our everyday lives.
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50 Stories about 50 Things

Author: Grace Lees-Maffei

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 085785352X

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 3261

A detailed analysis of 50 iconic designs.
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Author: Collectif,

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500420409

Category:

Page: 100

View: 9240

The mid-twentieth century was one of the most popular, collectable, and dynamic periods of international design. Drawing on the inventive style of the era, this box of 100 postcards features exclusive illustrations of iconic mid century designs, from Eames chairs to Poul Henningsen lamps and George Nelson clocks, all rendered in a distinctive graphic style befitting the era. One hundred postcards depict the best mid-century modern design in the same playful, vintage graphics, with key information about the product on the reverse.
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20 Iconic Designs

Author: Laurel Burch

Publisher: C&T Publishing

ISBN: 9781617455155

Category:

Page: 20

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Coloring is a great way to relax and spark your inner creativity. From esteemed 21st-century artist Laurel Burch comes collection of perforated postcards featuring her most renowned artwork to color and send to friends and family or keep for yourself. Printed on high-quality, heavyweight paper for use with colored pencils, markers, gel pens, watercolors, and more, this small-format book invites you to step into Laurel s vivid world of decorative cats, mythical creatures, and human figures!"
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Iconic Designs and the Stories That Made Them

Author: Chris Sidwells

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500518854

Category:

Page: 224

View: 4473

Cycling jerseys represent many different things. For a cyclist they must be functional. For team sponsors they must stand out, and in doing so they must increase brand awareness. For cycling fans they help pick out their favorites or a race or competition leader. Jerseys show who is a world or a national champion. And in some races, jerseys tell of a competitor's nationality. But cycling jerseys have evolved into something bigger than all those things. Some jerseys are iconic, others stylish, and some are beautiful. They can evoke good times or bad times, success or failure. Above all, jerseys mark the great occasions of cycling, they speak of its history, its personalities and its style. And all jerseys have an element of art in their design. Cycling Jerseys celebrates the cycling jersey in all its forms. With stunning pictures and snatches of history, this is the story of the cycling jersey told in 192 gorgeous pages. From the first simple garments that early cyclists raced in, to the technologyladen jerseys top riders use today. This book looks at the iconic jerseys associated with great riders and with great teams, the jerseys of champions and nations, and the jerseys that leaders wear in the most famous races.
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A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities

Author: David Airey

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321985206

Category: Art

Page: 226

View: 1470

In Logo Design Love, Irish graphic designer David Airey brings the best parts of his wildly popular blog of the same name to the printed page. Just as in the blog, David fills each page of this simple, modern-looking book with gorgeous logos and real world anecdotes that illustrate best practices for designing brand identity systems that last.
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The Iconic Transport Designs that Shaped our City

Author: London Transport Museum

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473550041

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 6577

Curated and designed by the experts at The London Transport Museum, this collection showcases London's 100 greatest transport design icons from the past 150 years. From TfL's exclusive Johnston font; Westminster Station's ground breaking architecture; Paolozzi's Tottenham Court Road Station mosaics; the classic S-Stock Underground train; Henry Beck's original tube map, and even Oxford Circus' 'Scramble Crossing', to the Black Cab, and the Routemaster - old and new - London by Design delivers behind-the-scenes analysis of these iconic designs from industry experts, accompanied throughout by beautiful images, drawings, artwork and photography, from the London Transport Museum's archive. This beautiful book is a ideal for any art, architecture or design lover, as well as any passionate Londoner or tourist to our world-famous capital.
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Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar

Author: Tom Geismar,Sagi Haviv,Ivan Chermayeff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440320470

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 9018

The NBC peacock. Chase Bank's blue octagon. Mobil Oil's arresting red O. PBS's poetic silhouettes of "Everyman." Chermayeff & Geismar's visual identities are instantly recognizable by countless millions around the world (one identity--the official logo for the U.S. Bicentennial--even sits on Mars) and set the standard for what a successful trademark is. In Identify, celebrated designers Tom Geismar and Ivan Chermayeff, and partner, rising star Sagi Haviv (called a "logo prodigy" by The New Yorker) open up their studio for the first time in the firm's 55-year history and reveal the creative process that lead to the firm's iconic visual identities, from the oldest (Chase Bank and Mobil Oil in the 1960s) to the more recent (Armani Exchange and the Library of Congress in the 2000s). The team demonstrates how their approach to design has remained unaltered by cultural and technological change and is in fact more successful than ever in today's online and digital applications, due to the powerful simplicity that is the hallmark of the firm's work. A showcase of some of the world's most famous and enduring trademarks, an account of how they came to be, and an unprecented insider's peek into a legendary branding and graphic design firm. Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar unveils the thinking and the process behind identity design that works.
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Rome-Paris-New York, 1915-1932 and More

Author: Fortunato Depero,Gabriella Belli

Publisher: Skira - Berenice

ISBN: 9788881185849

Category: Art

Page: 196

View: 8832

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Author: Agata Toromanoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500021262

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 370

A generously illustrated celebration of the sofa and its place in the modern home from timeless design icons to future classics.
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500 Designs that Matter

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714873848

Category: Design

Page: 708

View: 625

Five hundred of the most iconic graphic designs of all time, from the beginnings of mechanical reproduction to the present The process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, space, image, and colour informs the way we connect across languages and cultures. Derived from the acclaimed Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, this fascinating compendium celebrates the long, rich history of graphic design, from the first sample of movable type and the Nuremberg Chronicle of the fifteenth century to the cutting-edge magazines, posters, and ephemera of today. Compiled and written by a global team of experts, this book is international in its scope and appeal.
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A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation

Author: Jonathan Zufi,Steve Wozniak,Jim Dalrymple

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988581715

Category: Computers

Page: 340

View: 8855

A coffee table book that celebrates the history of Apple products, taking the reader on a breathtaking tour of some of the most visually stunning and important products from the wizards of Cupertino, starting with the Apple I through a wide range of Apple classics, including desktops, portables, peripherals, iDevices, product packaging, and even prototypes.
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Author: Michael Embacher

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452101675

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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For every way to ride, there's a bicycle to fit the need. An homage to the beauty of the bike, Cyclepedia showcases the innovations and legacies of bicycle design over the past century. Join longtime bike enthusiast and avid collector Michael Embacher for a tour of 100 bicycles, from the finest racing bikes and high-tech hybrids to the bizarrely specific (such as a bike designed to cycle on ice). Captivating photographs, detailed component lists, and anecdotal information illuminate the details that make each bicycle unique. Also including a foreword by cyclist and designer Paul Smith, Cyclepedia is the ultimate coffee-table book for devotees of the two-wheeled life.
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Author: Sixth and Spring Books

Publisher: Sixth & Spring Books

ISBN: 9781640210288

Category:

Page: 224

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Featuring the work of numerous renowned knitwear designers, Rowan: 40 Yearscelebrates the magazine's legacy with a closetful of gorgeous garments. It offers agallery of covers, never-before-seen images, a brief history, and new photographs of about half the designs, which have been reknit using modern colors that prove how fashionable they still are. Every knitter will turn to this book for patterns and inspiration.
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The Inspiration Behind Iconic Design

Author: Debra N. Mancoff

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791347127

Category: Design

Page: 184

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Lavishly illustrated and thematically arranged, Fashion Muse looks at the many iterations a muse can take: Greek goddess, fairy-tale princess, wife, lover, supermodel, celebrity, and artist. A prominent art historian with a profound knowledge of the culture of fashion, Debra N. Mancoff delves far and wide to present pairings both familiar and surprising, including the first couturier Charles Frederick Worth and his wife; Elsa Schiaparelli and the Surrealists; Yves Saint Laurent and the painter Mondrian; Oleg Cassini and Jacqueline Kennedy; and Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy. She reveals numerous designers whose muse was their own image, from Coco Chanel to Diane von Furstenberg to the Olsen twins. And she examines the influence of figures from the worlds of art, celebrity, and pop culture. Entertaining, inspiring, and surprising, this enthralling exploration places the muse where he or she belongs: at the highest peaks of the creative process.
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Author: Carles Broto

Publisher: Gingko Press

ISBN: 9788493400798

Category: Architecture

Page: 239

View: 8278

Never before has it been more important for hotel operators and designers to understand the concept of what makes for a comfortable stay. Hotels of today have to cater to ever-increasing numbers of travel-savvy customers that emanate from all corners of the globe. These are customers with a wide range of demands and expectations, particularly in relation to the level of comfort they seek. Iconic Design Hotels is packed with innovative designs that are guaranteed to redefine the concept of what a hotel should be. Concepts range from the Plush and lush to minimalist and they are presented in a way that illuminates the design perspective as well as the criteria used for gauging the comfort of customers. Thorough documentation is provided in the form of floor plans, the architects' personal sketches and notes, and gorgeous, full-color photographs.
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A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home

Author: Charlotte Fiell,Peter Fiell

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781906863012

Category: Design

Page: 768

View: 357

Showcasing the very best in domestic design--room by room--from cutlery to countertops, table lamps to teapots, this exhaustive guidebook is essential for anyone interested in well-designed objects.
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427 Examples from 1965 to 2017

Author: Milton Glaser

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419729935

Category: Design

Page: 704

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Milton Glaser has designed more than 500 posters. Some, like his 1967 Bob Dylan poster for Columbia Records, are icons; others, like the series celebrating "I [heart] New York," evoke his best-known works. Milton Glaser Posters includes more than 400 of them, with Glaser's own commentary describing his intentions and inspiration. It is a delight for the art lover, an education in visual storytelling, and a journey through the cultural life of half a century, all rolled into one compact, intense book.
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Author: Philip Wilkinson

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781465414403

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 718

From the 1860s to today, an overview of the dynamic history of design from all corners of the world explores and explains over one hundred of the best designs, from Bauhaus posters and bubble chairs to the Citroen DS and the iPad.
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