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Paula Scher MAPS

By Paula Scher

11 x 12 in; 144 pp;
Hardcover
October 2011
ISBN 9781616890339
ISBN10 1616890339

SKU# 9781616890339

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In the early 1990s, celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher (Make It Bigger, 2002) began painting maps of the world as she sees it. The larger her canvases grew, the more expressionistic her geographical visions became. Displaying a powerful command of image and type, Scher brilliantly transformed the surface area of our world.
Paula Scher MAPS


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Paula Scher MAPS

In the early 1990s, celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher (Make It Bigger, 2002) began painting maps of the world as she sees it. The larger her canvases grew, the more expressionistic her geographical visions became. Displaying a powerful command of image and type, Scher brilliantly transformed the surface area of our world. Paintings as tall as twelve feet depict continents, countries, and cities swirling in torrents of information and undulating with colorful layers of hand-painted boundary lines, place-names, and provocative cultural commentary. Collected here for the first time, Paula Scher MAPS presents thirty-nine of Scher's obsessively detailed, highly personal creations.

 

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11 x 12 in; 144 pp;
Hardcover
October 2011
ISBN 9781616890339
ISBN10 1616890339

For over three decades Paula Scher has been at the forefront of American graphic design. She has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991. Scher began her career as an art director in the 1970 s and early 80 s, when her eclectic approach to typography became highly influential. In the 1990 s her landmark identity for The Public Theater fused high and low into a wholly new symbology for cultural institutions, and her graphic identities for Citibank, Bausch + Lomb and Tiffany & Co. have become case studies for the contemporary regeneration of classic brands. Her recent architectural collaborations have re-imagined