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In this book you will find the covers of design magazines, journals and periodicals of all kinds. They cover many topics – graphic design, typography, architecture, interiors, print, theory and history. But above all, they are brilliant specimens of innovative visual design.
There’s no better place to view the stylistic rollercoaster of graphic design than the covers of design magazines – it’s a fast-track education in the history of design and typography. As Steven Heller notes: “As we head deeper into the age of hand-held devices, covers will become obsolete. So, it is for this reason that preserving and archiving these documents of international design, one cover at a time, is beyond useful.”
The covers found in Impact 2.0 are designed and art directed by a galaxy of international designers, including: 8vo, APFEL, Neville Brody, Seymour Chwast, The Designers Republic, Simon Esterson, Experimental Jetset, Armin Hofmann, Max Kisman, Zuzana Licko, Domenic Lippa, Herb Lubalin, Karel Martens, Na Kim, Non-Format, Rudy VanderLans, Wolfgang Weingart, Matt Willey and many, many others.
Impact 2.0 features in-depth interviews with leading designers, art directors, editors and publishers of design magazines. Sharing their wisdom and knowledge are: James Biber (Biber Architects), Patrick Burgoyne (Creative Review), Kirsty Carter and Emma Thomas (APFEL), Iker Gil (Mas Context), Mark Holt (Octavo), Will Hudson (It’s Nice That), Kiyonori Muroga (Idea), Hans-Dieter Reichardt (Baseline), Caroline Roberts (Grafik), Deyan Sudjic (Design Museum) and Rudy VanderLans (Emigre).
Editors: Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy
Design: Spin/Unit Editions
Essay: Steven Heller
Binding: Lay-flat binding
Colour: Five colour print