Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action

by Ladislav Sutnar + Mildred Constantine with an introduction by Steven Heller

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First published in 1961 and out of print for more than forty years, Visual Design in Action is the summation of the influential graphic design theories and principles developed by Czech-born designer Ladislav Sutnar. A pioneering modernist in graphic design and typography, Sutnar brought his avant-garde design principles to the United States and became one of the most influential designers of the 1940s and 1950s. This book, a facsimile of the rare first edition, includes a new introduction by Steven Heller and shows how Sutnar’s innovative approach to graphic design prefigured the informational structures now employed in contemporary web design.