Much like music, graphic design has a way of conveying the zeitgeist of an era. The History of Graphic Design, Vol. 1: 1890-1959 examines the best, and most notable, designs from the late 19th century to post-WWII. Each decade is prefaced by an overview and timeline, covering over 2,500 designs in all. 71 are chosen as particularly worthy of mention and profiled alongside 61 of the most famous designers of their time, including names like Edward Johnston, El Lissitzky, and Saul Bass.