The MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Press has published its Graphic Artists Guild Handbook, 16th Edition: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines. Throughout its 48-year history, the publication has often been referred to as the communication design field’s “industry bible” by those who work in the graphic arts industry. It’s also been an invaluable resource for graphic design courses and students for decades. Established in 1962, the MIT Press is one of the largest and most distinguished university presses in the world and a leading publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, art, social science and design. MIT Press books and journals are known for their intellectual daring, scholarly standards, interdisciplinary focus and distinctive design.
The 16th edition represents “the most ambitious revision and redesign in over a decade,” said MIT, “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 content has been reorganized, topics have been expanded, and new chapters have been added.