The Sourcebook of Contemporary Graphic Design

December 21, 2009

After a long period of Modern Art, the younger generation has strongly got over this particular movement during the 80s and 90s. Following the break of the movement, suddenly the experimental aspect turned to be the main point of interest. Creative playfulness no longer had boundaries. Typographic and illustrative material had found the new expression of freedom. Graphic design turned to be the centre of attention in visual communication. This lead customers in various industries wanted to express their own individual appearance through corporate or product communication. Suddenly, eccentricity and individual expression were much sought after and ceased to be looked down upon. Design becomes more than a concept, it offers surprising design solutions.

As the world becomes more and more global, national qualities, specialties and characteristics were said to decrease with the homogenous and assimilated society. Everybody is concerned that regional and national features would disappear in graphic design.

Luckily, that’s not going to happen. These days, designers have their own inspiration from their individual environment. They become aware that they don’t have to commit to any international or global style, they don’t have to copy and adapt to certain design role model.

The Sourcebook of Contemporary Graphic Design originally published by maomao publications in Spain ( shows the most recent designs from 70 design firms all over the world, 28 countries to be exact. Each brings their own individual character and uniqueness on to the works. Among the published Asian design firms such as from Japan, Hong Kong, China, India and Iran, we are overwhelmed to represent Indonesia. To take a peek on this book, please go to the maomao publications website. The English language of this book has also been published by HarperCollins (


6 Responses to “The Sourcebook of Contemporary Graphic Design”

  1. edward Says:

    i like your works

  2. Hello Studio Says:

    Your works always really simple & nice 😛

  3. yan mursid Says:

    waaaaaahhhhhh….ada karya andong sayaaaa…..selamaaatttt pakkkk…..

  4. Alice Says:

    I want to book. ^^

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