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Mouthwatering Graphic Design Books

By: Steven Heller | December 16, 2009

The folks at Kind Company, who are responsible for the Alvin Lustig Archive, introduce a new entrepreneurial design project, Display. This is a gallery/bookstore of rare and important design books, periodicals, and ephemera.

With this new project, says co-principal Greg D’Onofrio,”we hope to generate inspiration and awareness about modern, mid-20th-century graphic design books, history and some of its pioneers.” The site includes a growing digital collection of original materials, a features section where “we’ll write some brief commentary on the items and other related info, and an online bookstore which offers carefully selected, important graphic design items.”

For fans and scholars of mid-century modern there are for sale Ladislav Sutnar’s “Build the Town Silkscreen” (top), “die neue Graphik” (below top), and “Bauhaus Drucksachen Typografie Reklame” (below bottom). Prices are not cheap, but reasonable.

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