A Look Inside the Library

09.11.16

Within our International Poster Exhibition this year we curated a library of books from carefully selected publishers, which provide more details on the broader context of poster and graphic design.

In the library area, we encouraged visitors to read, scan and share with a black and white copier and a wall for pinning up and sharing.

By no means a comprehensive guide, but rather a selection of books we have found enlightening, informative or entertaining, related to graphic design and specifically poster design.

The reading list includes books and publications which accompany past festivals, exhibitions and competitions, magazines which focus on poster and exhibition design and a selection of timeless monographs which focus on core aspects of graphic design – both practical and theoretical. We have also included an arguably miscellaneous selection which focuses on specific designers, movements and eras.

Here we showcase the books and the publishers behind them. Thank you to each of the publishers who kindly contributed to the exhibition, your generosity is very much appreciated.

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Title: History of the Poster
Authors/Editors: Josef Müller-Brockmann & Shizuko Müller-Brockmann
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Country: U.S.A
Year published: First published 1971, reprint 2004
Available from: phaidon.com

 

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Title: Graphic #11 – Ideas of Design Exhibition
Authors/Editors: Kim Kwangchul, Han Heesup, Han Sunhee, Lim Kyungyong, Helen Ku
Publisher: Propaganda Press
Country: Korea
Year published: 2009
Available from: graphicmag.kr

 

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Title: Graphic #20 – Poster Issue
Authors/Editors: Kim Kwangchul, Min Jinah
Publisher: Propaganda Press
Country: Korea
Year published: 2011
Available from: graphicmag.co.kr

 

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Title: Russian Revolutionary Posters
Authors/Editors: David King
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Country: United Kingdom
Year published: 2012
Available from: shop.tate.org.uk

 

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Title: I Like It What is it?
Authors/Editors: Anthony Burrill & Patrick Burgoyne
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Country: United Kingdom
Year published: 2013
Available from: laurenceking.com

 

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Title: Type Only
Authors/Editors: Adrian Shaughnessy & Tony Brook
Publisher: Unit Editions
Country: United Kingdom
Year published: 2013
Available from: uniteditions.com

 

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Title: Type Plus
Authors/Editors: Adrian Shaughnessy & Tony Brook
Publisher: Unit Editions
Country: United Kingdom
Year published: 2014
Available from: uniteditions.com

 

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Title: Action Time Vision
Authors/Editors: Adrian Shaughnessy & Tony Brook
Publisher: Unit Editions
Country: United Kingdom
Year published: 2016
Available from: uniteditions.com

 

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Title: Irish Country Posters. Plakate in der Irischen Provinz
Authors/Editors: Gerd Fleischmann
Publisher: Deutsches Plakat Museum
Country: Germany
Year published: 1982
Available from: abebooks.com

 

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Title: 21st International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont 2010
Authors/Editors: Étienne Hervy
Publisher: Pyramyd
Country: France
Year published: 2010
Available from: cig-chaumont.com

 

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Title: 22nd International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont 2011
Authors/Editors: Étienne Hervy, Émilie Lamy, Åbäke
Publisher: Pyramyd
Country: France
Year published: 2011
Available from: cig-chaumont.com

 

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Title: 23rd International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont 2012
Authors/Editors: Étienne Hervy & Émilie Lamy
Publisher: Pyramyd
Country: France
Year published: 2012
Available from: cig-chaumont.com

 

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Title: 100 Best Posters – Germany Austria Switzerland 2010
Authors/Editors: 100 Beste Plakate e. V.
Publisher: Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz
Country: Germany
Year published: 2011
Available from: 100-beste-plakate.de

 

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Title: Visual Design In Action
Authors/Editors: Ladislav Sutnar
Publisher: Lars Müller
Country: Switzerland
Year published: (First Published: 1961) Reprint: 2015
Available from: lars-mueller-publishers.com

 

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Title: The Poster in History
Authors/Editors: Max Gallo
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Country: U.S.A
Year published: 2002
Available from: wwnorton.co.uk

 

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Title: Graphic Design Manual: Principles and Practice
Authors/Editors: Armin Hoffman
Publisher: Verlag Niggli
Country: Switzerland
Year published: 2004
Available from: niggli.ch

 

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Title: How Posters Work
Authors/Editors: Ellen Lupton & Caroline Baumann
Publisher: Distributed Art Publishers
Country: U.S.A
Year published: 2015
Available from: artbook.com

 

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Title: 100 Best Posters – Germany Austria Switzerland 2015
Authors/Editors: 100 Beste Plakate e. V.
Publisher: 100BP Books
Country: Germany
Year published: 2016
Available from: 100-beste-plakate.de

 

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Title: 100 Best Posters – Germany Austria Switzerland 2014
Authors/Editors: 100 Beste Plakate e. V.
Publisher: Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz
Country: Germany
Year published: 2015
Available from: 100-beste-plakate.de

 

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Title: A5/08: Best German Posters
Authors/Editors: Jens Müller
Publisher: Optik Books
Country: Germany
Year published: 2016
Available from: a5design.de

 

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Title: Armin Hoffman Poster Collection
Authors/Editors: Steven Heller, Armin Hoffman & Museum of Design Zurich
Publisher: Lars Müller
Country: Switzerland
Year published: 2015
Available from: lars-mueller-publishers.com

 

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Title: Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design
Authors/Editors: Chip Kidd
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Country: USA
Year published: 2013
Available from: workman.com

 

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The reading list is available in the International Poster Exhibition and inside the exhibition catalogues which you can get your hands on here: http://graphicdesignfestivalscotland.com/shop

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