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Sex Appeal: The Art of Allure in Graphic and Advertising Design
In this first book to seriously examine the use and/or abuse of sex and innuendo in the mass media, interviews with leading figures in mainstream marketing focus on sex and innuendo, from the so-called satiric pornography of Calvin Klein ads and the muscle men and women hawking Evian water, to the sensual allure used in graphic and advertising design in music, art, film, p ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Allworth Press
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anthology of essays upon sexuality in grahpic design. range from informative, academic, critical, to locker room talk. a decent mix of styles and always interesting. but what's w/ the skateboard culture? who cares if some asshole middleclass wannabe poverty stricken 14 year old douche bag thinks girls can't skate?
Steven Heller writes a monthly column on graphic design books for The New York Times Book Review and is co-chair of MFA Design at the School of Visual Arts. He has written more than 100 books on graphic design, illustration and political art, including Paul Rand, Merz to Emigre and Beyond: Avant Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century, Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design Second Ed ...moreMore about Steven Heller...