Printing 1770-1970: A good book!

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Michael Twyman, Printing 1770-1970: An illustrated history of its development and uses in England, Eyre & Spottiswoode (Publishers) Ltd., London 1970. ISBN 413-264203-2, 21.5×30.3×2.5 cm, 283 pg

Used as we are to graphic design histories featuring hero’s like Paul Rand, Wim Crouwel and that German named guy who is into self mutilation, we tempt to forget that there are also other histories possible. Critics originating in the field of visual culture studies have pointed this out frequently. Still they fail to construct an alternative. Which makes sense if deconstruction is your specialty. Continue reading