Similar to graphic design, music is a marker or brand of time (and place). These sheet music selections (the CDs of their days), published in Italy during the fin de siecle and distributed to hotels and restaurants where the music was played, are in the Art Nouveau (or in Italy, Stile Liberty) manner.
Image and type reflect the motifs of the moment. The beauty of Art Nouveau was dominant for over a decade, perpetuated throughout the world by examples of everyday entertainments, like these.
Pick up a copy of Print’s Spring 2016 issue before the summer issue drops.
The Spring 2016 issue takes a dive into the largest design capital of the world: New York City. Get an exclusive look into the lives of design celebrities–from James Victore to Timothy Goodman, Jessica Walsh to Stefan Sagmeister. And then ask yourself: what makes a designer a celebrity? And is there a difference between “celebrity” and “fame?”
All of this PLUS the winners of the Typography & Lettering Awards, the history of Helvetica and a sneak peek at Seymour Chwast’s next exhibit.