The Modernist: Book Review

We love modernism. It’s the setting of our favorite TV shows, it’s the style of furniture in our homes, and it’s the style of clothes we wear. With such a love for the modern, our culture can’t help but reinvent it. Gestalten’s new book, The Modernist is a showcase of just that.

Bold vectors and type, simple color palettes, and lovely collages fill the pages.

The Modernist features some of our most inspiring contemporaries, Jason Munn, La Boca, House Industries, Exergian, Ross Gunter, and many others.

There is so much beauty in the simplification of design. Taking complex TV shows and movies, and condensing them down to a few carefully placed geometric forms, and just the right color palette.

Building from repetition is demonstrated perfectly in this book.

The Modernist should be a staple source of inspiration for contemporary graphic designers. It not only showcases the great modern style work that is being done around the world, but also lays the groundwork for what is on the horizon.

Editors: R. Klanten, H. Hellige
Features: 192 pages, full color, softcover
Format: 24 x 28 cm
ISBN: 978-3-89955-344-4
Price: €35,00 | $55,00 | £32,50

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