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“Explores how you can reinterpret the past to meet the design needs of today” (How Design)

“At once easygoing and erudite, eye-filling and intellectually engaging.” (The New Republic)

“A fine portfolio section…. Students of design will be interested in this book.” (Library Journal)

About the Author

Teresa Breathnach has taught the history of design at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire; Ireland’s National College of Art and Design; and the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Brenda Dermody is a practicing designer and a lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (November 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500514704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500514702
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.1 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,004,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Edwin Teo on August 30, 2012
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New retro : Classic Graphics, Today's designs by Brenda Dermody and Teresa Breathnach ia a book that explores the trends in retro design in the 19th and 20th centuries and how such design has transformed and inspired some elements of contemporary design these days. I will definitely regard this book as a good source of inspirational cycle for contemporary works , seeking a touch of retro feel. 'Old Inspiration sparks New Ideas', summarizes what this book is generally all about.

It provides a concise history (in a chronological order) on what retro design is all about and at the same time, featuring creative works done by modern design professionals. Not only that, New Retro consists of a portfolio of renowned international modern designs, presented with execution of styles, techniques, layout and different typefaces. This is one of the reasons why this book serves as an invaluable resource for students as well as new design professionals who are in the look out for inspirational ideas/works. Written by two design professionals with an in-depth knowledge of international graphic design, the insightful texts and layouts as well as a wide array of visual works make New Retro a reliable and dependent resource.

In overall, New Retro serves great insights for Retro Art and how modern work has adopted various elements of editorial, packaging, identity, promotional, typography and type design. You know, some stuffs just never go out of fashion...
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