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Liz Stinson, executive editor of the AIGA’s Eye on Design site, has edited the 320-page book, which is stuffed with vibrant archive imagery from some of Marvel’s best-loved titles, including X-Men, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel and Ghost Rider. “I think that comics are a different form of design,” she tells CR. “They may not be design in the traditional sense – from a traditional design perspective where you’re judging something on clarity and precision and inventiveness and execution.”
For decades, comic books have showcased vibrant graphic design that is a pivotal part of the superhero world. Liz Stinson, editor of a new book celebrating Marvel, discusses the publisher’s lasting contribution to visual culture

All images courtesy Gestalten and Marvel