Ornament and Initial: Beauty of Graphic Design, 17th-20th Century

This enthusiastic selection of typographic fonts and styles, from 17th to early 20th century in Europe, traces the modern evolution of the printed letter, reproducing pages from exquisitely designed catalogs and books showing type. Also included are borders, ornaments, initial letters and decorations, and many magnificent examples. This will be a valuable reference book for graphic designers and students studying design, and will be a completed edition of typography in Medieval and Modern European history.

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Product Details
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: PIE Books (November 15, 2013)
Language: English and Japanese
ISBN-10: 4756242847
ISBN-13: 978-4756242846
Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.5 x 1.4 inches


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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