Design is a key component in the world around us, and the way in which it is communicated contributes to the standards of design. In many cases design needs to have a clear and concise message which means when we look at it we do not need to think or question the message communicated. This book identifies transparent design from 1860 to the present day design and how it continues to develop its clarity, objectivity and readability. Throughout, we recognise the key turning points in history that have formed iconic movements in design. These movements have developed through time allowing transparency in design to evolve.