Culture & Lifestyle
Published June 29, 2021

Explore the History of Marvel's Visual Language with 'Marvel By Design'

Get a first look at the cover before it arrives this November 2021!

This fall, celebrate 80-plus years of Marvel's visual language with the release of Marvel By Design from gestalten. 

This must-have collection for creatives arrives this November 23, 2021 in the U.S., and on September 30, 2021 in the E.U. You can pre-order it now from your preferred retailer!

Marvel By Design

As one of the most recognizable brands in the world, Marvel has spent the last 80-plus years inspiring generations of creatives through its approach to visual storytelling. Marvel's comic books, in particular, established a distinct graphic language that has found its way into mainstream culture, including 1960s Pop Art, and present-day digital culture, gaming, advertising, and more.

Marvel By Design will celebrate the company's visual language with in-depth exploration of the design process behind the brand's most recognizable graphic elements including logos, covers, lettering, layout, and color palettes. Readers will learn how the renowned Marvel Method established a unique approach to the creative process and how that process can serve as a template for creatives working beyond comics.

Throughout the book, Marvel By Design will connect the dots between comic culture and its undeniable influence in every creative field including the evolution of graphic design, editorial design, movies, and visual culture at large.

This fall season, Marvel By Design will take a deep dive into Marvel's storied past and dynamic present, offering inspiration and insight to comic fans! Pre-order the title now!

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