Author(s): Jeremy Aynsley
Graphic design plays an integral role in modern life, its influence felt everywhere from the poster to the web page. This comprehensive reference work profiles over 60 of the most influential designers worldwide, from early leaders of the genre including Peter Behrens to Saul Bass, Neville Brody, and exponents of today's digital technology such as Jonathan Barnbrook. The book also covers the studios and movements that played major roles in the development of modern graphic design history, including early transport posters, Jazz record covers, the 1960s underground press, and the innovative style magazines of the 1980s and '90s. Features on the key design schools such as the Bauhaus and the Cranbrook Academy of Art, make this a complete history of modern graphic design.
Dr Jeremy Aynsley is Professor of History of Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He has lectured extensively on 20th-century graphic design at universities and schools of art across Britain. His books include Nationalism and Internationalism: Design in the 20th Century and German Graphic Design 1890-1950. He has written for many publications including Eye and Print Quarterly, and has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Design History and Art History. Jeremy Aynsley has also curated several major design exhibitions, notably for the V&A Museum in London and the Wolfsonian at Florida International University, Miami Beach.