Grant Alden ultimately applauds a book that helps us understand something about the carefully crafted visuals that have become so much a part of our shared culture.
GRAPHIC! DESIGN HISTORY.
By Johanna Drucker and Emily McVarish.
Pearson/Prentice Hall. 386 pp. $135
If you own a computer, you are—by default—a graphic designer. At your fingertips is software that makes it possible to design newsetters and invoices and bake sale posters, no...