As the title of New Retro: Classic Graphics, Today's Designs would suggest, this new book shows how contemporary graphics are inspired by classic twentieth century designs. Written by Brenda Demody and Teresa Breathnach, one of its main selling points is a time line of influential figures, movements and pieces of design from the last century. The authors put this in the context of today and include a portfolio of retro-inspired designs that have been produced in recent years.
Although the book seems mainly aimed at designers and students there's still lots of lovely illustrations for the general reader to drool over. And at £16.07 on Amazon for 240 pages, it seems like a pretty risk free purchase.
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