In many of its guises, graphic design has only intermittently been the subject of exhibits or on display in the permanent collections of museums around the world, but as the profession’s fame grows and the value of its historic artifacts comes to light, more and more contemporary art museums are displaying posters, logos, packages, and brochures with the same reverence and care afforded to other artists. Through retrospectives of individual designers or themed exhibitions, museums offer the pleasure of seeing original pieces of work more typically experienced at small sizes in books and catalogs. Equally encouraging are the growing acquisitions of design work these museums make, to be preserved and handled ...

Get Graphic Design, Referenced now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.