This looks like it could be a must have for designers everywhere. The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is a volume of loose-leaf pages highlighting the history of graphic design as told through various mediums. If the box is anything to go by, this could be a real winner. You can pre-order it from Amazon here. The information below is from the press release.
“Five hundred graphic designs created since the advent of mechanical reproduction, are showcased in this archive – from the Gutenberg Bible and Nuremberg Chronicles of the fifteenth century, to the cutting edge magazines, posters and ephemera of today. It is the authoritative selection of newspapers, magazines, advertisements, typefaces, logos, corporate design, record and CD covers and moving graphics from around the world, which have created a benchmark for excellence and innovation. Compiled and researched by experts, and illustrated with up to six images per entry, including rarely seen historical and contextual material, The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is the ultimate reference guide for the design professional and enthusiast alike.”