I Heart Design
Remarkable Graphic Design Selected by Designers, Illustrators, and Critics
Edited by Steven Heller
Rockport: 216 pp., $45
What makes a particular design — the familiar Coca-Cola bottle, say, or the vivid yellow Kodak film box — significant and unforgettable?
That's the question that "I Heart Design" aims to answer. Steven Heller, a former art director at the New York Times, asked 80 experts in the field — including designers, typographers and academics — to each pick an influential example of graphic design that resonates beyond the context in which it was made and place it within the historical framework of the discipline. Heller...