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Books: Graphic Design + Architecture

A 20th Century History Guide to Type, Image, Symbol and Visual Storytelling in the Modern World



With a quarter century of work in environmental graphic design, it’s safe to say the Tribeca based team of Richard Poulin and Douglas Morris has had a marked impact on the architectural landscape of New York – with projects that include the integrated signage at the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle as well as at John Burgee and Phillip Johnson’s ‘Lipstick’ building.

Poulin is also a scholar and historian, who’s penned a book entitled The Language Of Graphic Design, and another entitled Typography Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography.

Poulin’s third and latest book Graphic Design and Architecture, A 20th Century History: A Guide to Type, Image, Symbol, and Visual Storytelling in the Modern World was recommended by a friend recently.  I’ve had a chance to read it – it’s a fantastic book every design aficionado should have in their library.  I’ve also had a chance to meet with the author…..


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