This title is a Taschen 25 - Special edition! Packing a powerful visual punch, this compendium showcases the extraordinary cutting-edge work of 100 of the world's most progressive graphic designers, from the hard-hitting political messages of Jonathan Barnbrook to the lyrical digital compositions of Peter Saville to the iconoclastic imagery of Stefan Sagmeister. Alongside the array of visually stunning and thought-provoking advertisements, CD covers, posters, packaging, websites, and corporate identities are texts by each designer expressing his or her individual approach to graphic design practice as well as personal insights into the motivations that lie behind the work. There is an accompanying introductory essay that highlights the current issues surrounding graphic design practice, from the ascendancy of digital tools to the amorality of consumerism. By presenting a provocative survey of the most experimental and forward-looking graphic design from around the globe, this book provides a unique and totally unforgettable snapshot of where the discipline stands today and hopefully offers directions for its future.
"Contemporary Graphic Design" is absolutely essential to anyone interested in the power of images. List of entries includes: 3KG, Adapter, Ames Bros, Peter Anderson, Antoine + Manuel, Philippe Apeloig, Yomar Augusto, Jonathan Barnbrook, Ruedi Baur, Nicholas Blechmann, Irma Boom, Buro Destruct, buro fur form, Buro Uebele Visuelle Kommunikation, Buro Weiss, Francois Chalet, Leslie Chan, Counterspace, Cyan, de-construct, DED Associates, Delaware, designby frank scheikl, Dextro, Pierre di Sciullo, Dress Code, Vladimir Dubko, Daniel Eatock, Rafael Esquer, Experimental Jetset, Farrow, Fellow Designers, Fluor, David Foldvari, Christina Follmer, Form, Vince Frost, FUEL, Genevieve Gauckler, Gavillet & Rust, Alexander Gelman, Gluekit, James Goggin, Francesca Granato, Fernando Gutierrez, Hahn Smith Design, Hamansutra, He Jianping, and Fons Hickmann M23.
List of entries also includes: Kim Hiorthoy, Craig Holden Feinberg, Cavan Huang, Yang Huang, Rian Hughes, Angus Hyland, Ryoji Ikeda, Hideki Inaba, Inkahoots, Intro, KesselsKramer, Scott King, KM7, Christian Kusters, Zack Kyes, Lateral, Jurg Lehni, Tommy Li, Harmen Liemburg, Lust, M-A-D, M/M (Paris), Karel Martens, ME Company, Mevis & van Deursen, m-o-n-a-m-o-u-r, Maureen Mooren + Daniel van der Velden, Mutabor Design, Hideki Nakajima, Philip O'Dwyer, Aylin Onel, Martijn Oostra, Gabor Palotai, Punkt, Rinzen, Bernardo Rivavelarde, Ruiz + Company, Stefan Sagmeister, Peter Saville, Scandinavian DesignLab, Walter Schonauer, Ralph Schraivogel, Carlos Segura, Wolfgang Seidl, Spin, Vladan Srdic, Slavimir Stojanovic, Strange Attractors Design, Studio Boot, Studio FM Milano, Niko Stumpo, Suburbia, Sweden Graphics, Kam Tang, The Designers Republic, Thirst, Andrea Tinnes, Toffe, and Tycoon.
Charlotte and Peter Fiell have written numerous TASCHEN books, including "1000 Chairs," "Design of the 20th Century," "Industrial Design A-Z," "Scandinavian Design," "Designing the 21st Century," "Graphic Design for the 21st Century," "1000 Lights" and "Contemporary Graphic Design." They also edited TASCHEN's "Decorative Art "series and the 12-volume "domus 1928-1999."