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Published October 8, 2021

'Marvel By Design' Special Edition Arrives This November

A rare treat for any comic superfan - get a first look!

This fall, celebrate 80-plus years of Marvel's visual language with the release of Marvel By Design - Special Edition from gestalten. Already cited as an expansive, the five-part visual encyclopedia is an instant collectible.

The Special Edition will hit shelves November 23 and is available for pre-order now from gestalten. You can also purchase the regular edition from your preferred retailer, which is currently available in Europe and the UK, and will arrive on November 23 in the U.S. as well.

For superfans and aficionados, this Special Edition, limited to 1000 copies, takes a deep dive into Marvel's storied past and dynamic present, tracing the visual evolution of ten iconic characters by presenting hundreds of images from the brand’s iconic archive. Encased in an exclusively designed presentation box, this book comes with three bold art prints on heavy uncoated paper to adorn your walls and a cluster of embroidered graphic fabric patches boasting designs from the Marvel Universe. When it's gone, it's gone.

Marvel By Design - Special Edition
Marvel By Design - Special Edition

A rare treat for any comic superfan, the special edition of Marvel By Design is bursting with bonus features. Encased in an exclusively designed presentation box, the book becomes a collectible in and of itself. Three bold screenprints on heavy uncoated paper are ready to adorn your walls and a cluster of embroidered graphic fabric patches, boasting designs from the Marvel Universe, are also included inside.

Celebrating the company’s visual language with an in-depth exploration of the design process behind the brand’s most recognizable graphical elements, Marvel By Design is an expansive, five-part visual encyclopedia highlighting examples of the comic powerhouses’s exceptional approach to logos, layout, lettering, cover design, and coloring renowned as the Marvel Method. Offering insights from legendary colorist Laura Martin, artist Klaus Janson, and letterer Todd Klein, as well as essays from industry-defining graphic designers like Mike Essl and Paul Sahre, this title illustrates comic culture’s indisputable influence on the creative industry as a whole.

Example of exclusive screenprint

For our fans and readers in France and Germany, we are thrilled to announce that French and German language editions will be available on November 16.

This fall season, the special edition of 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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Marvel By Design - Special Edition


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