Graphic design is a visual language, one without boundaries, it is free and beautiful – hence the reason it is being explored in 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design by Steven Heller and Veronique Vienne. It is the latest addition to Laurence King’s Publishing’s popular 100 Ideas series. “Our aim,” they say, “is to determine, define, discuss and illustrate the big ideas that created the critical mass that produced the art and craft of contemporary graphic design.” We’ll attempt to whittle that down however.
This title contains a great collection of some of the best ideas in graphic design from the last hundred years a visual report which evidences advancement graphic design and the steps taken by pioneers of the genre to propel us to where we are today. The book serves as a fabulous source of inspiration for both students and professionals and although 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design focuses on visual trends build on one another, serving cultural, economic, political and technological circumstances of their time.