“If you’re on the lookout for a great gift for the designer in your life, here’s your answer. Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design…is a book every designer should have on their desk.” Thank you, Design Work Life! The book has been included on some excellent gift guide lists, like Grain Edit and Designers and Books. Both include other great ideas, so check them out. The book was also reviewed on Aqua-Velvet, another great blog to follow.
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!