John Alcorn - Evolution by Design



John Alcorn - Evolution by Design, an art book edited by Stephen Alcorn and Marta Sironi / ISBN 9788867321964 / A 285-page hardcover published in 2014 by Moleskine

I featured this book when it was published almost 10 years ago, and assumed it was long gone. These copies are brand new (most of them sealed) but show some signs of warehouse handling -- still gift-quality, but with minor imperfections.


John Alcorn - Evolution By Design is a celebration of the life and work of legendary graphic designer and illustrator, John Alcorn (1935-1992).

A never-before released overview of one of the most versatile designers of the 20th century, replete with revealing essays and several hundred images spanning over 4 decades, from the artist's formative years to his untimely death at age 56.

His unique style can be found in hundreds of books (Random House, Simon & Schuster, Rizzoli, Longanesi, Guanda) movie posters (Fellini’s “Amarcord”), magazines and record covers. Alcorn's career included a sound training at the Push Pin Studios, the celebrated design studio founded by Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins, and Edward Sorel.

His work has been exhibited in various locations including The Louvre in Paris.

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