Today we turn to Gerd Arntz Graphic Designer—an absolutely fantastic recent book about Arntz's work, exploring the 4,000 symbol signs he designed in his lifetime and their visual legacy.
Best-known for his iconic black-and-white wood and linoleum cuts, Arntz also created an astounding array of Isotype color icons spanning nature, industry, people, architecture, mobility, food, and more.
Beautifully designed and thoughtfully written, Gerd Arntz Graphic Designer is both a treasure trove of Isotypes and a priceless overview of the system, its political and historical context, and its timeless design legacy.
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