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The Field Guide to Supergraphics

Graphics in the Urban Environment

Sean Adams

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Award-winning designer Sean Adams presents over sixty case studies of environmental graphics and murals from around the world

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Supergraphics can be found everywhere in the modern urban environment, from galleries to car parks, from offices to shops. These large-scale graphics are used in architectural delineation, wayfinding and identifying signage, illustrative murals and corporate branding.

The Field Guide to Supergraphics introduces over sixty of the best examples from around the world. It explains what makes these projects so successful, breaking down their function and their distinctive visual language. Divided into four sections – typographic, graphic, colour and vernacular – and featuring interviews with several leading practitioners, this is a visually stunning and highly informative guide to the rapidly developing supergraphic world.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 15.0 x 20.0 cm

Extent: 384 pp

Illustrations: 375

Publication date: 22 February 2018

ISBN: 9780500021347

Contents List

Introduction • Types of Supergraphics • Corporate Projects • Wayfinding Projects • Retail Projects • Cultural Projects • Civic Projects • List of Contributors

About the Author

Sean Adams is a founding partner of the award-winning design firm AdamsMorioka and has been cited as one of the forty most important people shaping design internationally. A former AIGA national president, he is the Executive Director of the Graphic Design Graduate Program at ArtCenter College of Design. Adams is the co-author of Logo Design Workbook and Colour Design Workbook and sole author of The Designer’s Dictionary of Colour and the series Masters of Design.