Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History Of 20th Century Graphic Design by Art ChantryArt Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History Of 20th Century Graphic Design by Art Chantry

Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History Of 20th Century Graphic Design

byArt ChantryEditorMonica Rene Rochester

Paperback | July 24, 2015

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There used to be a time when designers were trained in the history of composition. Now you just buy a f#$kin' piece of software and now you've become a designer.Art Chantry . . . Is he a Luddite?" asks a Rhode Island School of Design poster promoting a Chantry lecture. "Or is he a graphic design hero?"For decades this avatar of low-tech design has fought against the cheap and easy use of digital software. Chantry's homage to expired technology, and his inspired use of Xerox machines and X-Acto blade cuts of printed material, created a much-copied style during the grunge period and beyond.Chantry's designs were published inSome People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry (Chronicle Books), exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre.Chantry has drawn upon his extraordinary collection of twentieth-century graphic art to create compelling histories of the forgotten and unknown on essays he originally posted on his Facebook page. These essays might lionize the unrecognized illustrators of screws, wrenches, and pipes in equipment catalogs. Other posts might reveal how some famous artists were undeservedly recognized.Art Chantry Speaks is the kind of opinionated art history you've always wanted to read but were never assigned. There used to be a time when designers were trained in the history of composition. Now you just buy a f#$kin' piece of software and now you've become a designer."Art Chantry . . . Is he a Luddite?" asks a Rhode Island School of Design poster promoting a Chantry lecture. "Or is he a graphic design hero?"For decades this avatar of low-tech design has fought against the cheap and easy use of digital software. Chantry's homage to expired technology, and his inspired use of Xerox machines and X-Acto blade cuts of printed material, created a much-copied style during the grunge period and beyond.Chantry's designs were published inSome People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry (Chronicle Books), exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre.Chantry has drawn upon his extraordinary collection of twentieth-century graphic art to create compelling histories of the forgotten and unknown on essays he originally posted on his Facebook page. These essays might lionize the unrecognized illustrators of screws, wrenches, and pipes in equipment catalogs. Other posts might reveal how some famous artists were undeservedly recognized.Art Chantry Speaks is the kind of opinionated art history you've always wanted to read but were never assigned. "
Art Chantry: Art is a graphic designer (and 2017 AIGA Medalist) most often associated with the logos, posters and album art he created for countless punk, grunge and rock bands and their labels. . His work has been exhibited at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, the Smithsonian and the Louvre. Mo...
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Title:Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History Of 20th Century Graphic DesignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:July 24, 2015Publisher:Feral HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1627310096

ISBN - 13:9781627310093

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