Area_2 is the newest volume in Phaidon's acclaimed Area series, and features 100 of the world's most interesting emerging graphic designers, as chosen by 10 of the most respected figures in the field. Within, more than 1,500 images reveal the talents and trends of contemporary graphic design as it has evolved over the past five years. Each of the book's 100 four-page sections is devoted to the work of a single designer, and includes a critical essay written by the relevant curator. Featured design ranges from posters to books to typography - and beyond. By gathering together the best work of the most intriguing up-and-coming graphic designers, Area_2 promises to be an invaluable resource for students, designers, and anyone interested in the visual trends shaping our culture. Today's most interesting graphic design is showcased in this comprehensive international survey.