design history


Design history is the study of objects of design in their historical and stylistic contexts.

Richly illustrated book on the body of work of the Dutch type designer Gerard Unger.
A 1993 facsimile of the famous type specimen from 1768 by the Enschedé type foundry with a separate English-language book with descriptions.
The first, and until now the only, book exploring in-depth Tibetan type and typography. This book presents research regarding the origin, development, and typographical function of letter types in Tibetan writing, from their beginnings in 1738 to the present.
Three volume research and dialogues about typography in China, including its history and development, conventions and contemporary practice.
A full set of 20 issue of Dot Dot Dot, an independent art/design publication covering graphic design, art, music, language, film and literature.
This issue of WTW strives to probe beyond the visible aspect of design. We look at the invisible organisational principles shaping our lives.
A definite monograph about Wim Crouwel going into great depth to understand the methodology of one of the greatest minds in modern graphic design.
Bi-annual independent art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has gradually widened to cover art, music, language, politics, film and literature.
Bi-annual independent art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has gradually widened to cover art, music, language, politics, film and literature.
Art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has widened to cover art, music, language, politics, film and literature.
Bi-annual independent art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has gradually widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.
Bi-annual independent art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has gradually widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.
DDDX is a montage of articles drawn from issues 2–9. This is not a retrospective act, more a logical next step; a slight return in response to the self-righteous statment of intent on the cover of issue 1; a reply to ourselves after five years’ trial & error.
This magazine began life as a graphic design journal, but whose content has gradually widened to cover other areas.
Art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.
Art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.
Independent art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has gradually widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.
This is the first publication devoted to De Does’s life and work best known as a type and book designer, creator of typefaces Trinité and Lexicon.
This is a 2019 reprint of the book first published in 1992. Kinross argues that ‘modern typography’ is more than just a modernism of style. Typography, in this book is considered in the light of the social, political and technical changes of the recent period.