Chronicle Books publishes some of the finest and least expensive titles on graphic design. A few years ago, it launched several sets of small format, full-color paperbacks, each about 130 pages in length, on trademarks, typography, and various episodes in design history. Flawlessly produced, each begins with a brief essay, followed but at least 100 illustrations, sometimes as many as 600. Taken together, at a price of about $17 each, there is no equivalent series of books on design-related subjects with such an abundance of high quality reproductions. Teachers, design studios, and libraries would be wise to obtain all the volumes. "Ballast Quarterly Review"