Book Review

Nice review at The Book Design Blog: “Graphic Icons serves as a ‘leg-up’ into the broad and exhaustive field of design history, and is a relaxed, welcoming source of inspiration and a lead to other, more in-depth sources. This is simply an easy-to-pick-up, easy-to-read, well-designed book about graphic design and graphic designers…a design book that deserves a spot on your bookshelf.” Read the whole review

Graphic Icons Muller-Brockmann




Three Lives cover


The great Designers and Books has included Graphic Icons in this month’s Notable Design Books of 2013. Book board member Allison Arieff writes: “Clifford’s reverence for the greats of the profession is apparent on every gorgeous page of the book. Sure to become required reading for any graphic design student (but also ideal for the coffee table), Graphic Icons is 240 pages of pure inspiration.” Read the full review.


Also, Dominic Flask, of the site Design is History, asked me 5 questions about the book, and the role of history in the practice of design. Read that interview at The Designers Review of Books. And thank you to Allison and Dominick!