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The MIT Press joins forces with the Graphic Artists Guild

Handbook for Pricing & Ethical Guidelines releasing this May

The MIT Press

Book Announcement


IMAGE: Cover art to The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook view more 

Credit: The MIT PRESS, 2021

The MIT Press is delighted to announce the publication of the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook, 16th Edition: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines. Throughout its forty-eight year history, the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook has often been referred to as the communication design field's "industry bible" by those who work in the graphic art industry, and has been an invaluable resource for graphic design courses and students for decades.

This sixteenth edition represents the most ambitious revision and redesign in over a decade, providing both artists and clients the very latest information on business, ethical, and legal issues. As the graphic art marketplace continues to evolve to meet the needs of both digital and print media, the new Handbook offers professionals an essential guide for keeping up with rapidly changing technology, and sustaining one's practice in these times of economic uncertainty.

"The Graphic Artists Guild is honored to be co-publishing our Graphic Artists Guild Handbook with MIT Press. We entered into this partnership with great respect for MIT Press and confidence that together we can expand the Guild Handbook's discoverability and reach." - The Graphic Artists Guild

"The MIT Press is thrilled to embark on this new partnership with the Guild, which is known for its commitment to advocating for practitioners. We'll take that stalwart advocacy to the next level by placing our full global distribution and promotion muscle behind the book's important messages. With new and significant insights about how to make a sustainable living in these times of economic uncertainty, this fresh and resonant edition of a long-indispensable resource provides a beacon of hope for 21st century graphic artists." - Victoria Hindley, Acquisitions Editor; Visual Culture & Design, The MIT Press

In the sixteenth edition, the content has been reorganized, topics have been expanded, and new chapters have been added: for communication design and illustration professionals, there simply isn't a more comprehensive or informative resource.


The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook, 16th Edition will be published on May 18th 2021.

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