New York: Hastings House, 1961.
First edition. Hardcover. Near fine / Near fine. Item #53697
Original edition. Tall quarto. Unpaginated. (188 pages) 36 color and 342 black-and-white illustrations. THIS COPY INSCRIBED BY SUTNAR to MARION SAMPLER. In original dust jacket with original glassine cover. Book and dust jacket are in near fine condition, glassine cover is browned and has a few small edge-tears. Great association copy. Attractive Shuster gallery Sutnar/ Joy Art exhibition announcement from 1969 laid-in.
Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action was originally published to accompany a 1961 traveling exhibition of the same name. The exhibition showcased Sutnarʼs design achievements, ranging from business letterhead to branding for shopping centers. In the book, which he both wrote and designed, Sutnar laid out his graphic design principles — grounded in rationality, with a focus on type and a sharply edited color palette — and illustrated them using his own work.
" a window into one of the great design minds of the twentieth century.”-Ellen Lupton
"Sampler was an accomplished graphic designer; in fact, he became one of the first African-American architectural graphic designers in Los Angeles."-swann.