Sait Maden is the first name that comes to mind when it comes to contemporary Turkish Graphic Design. As a poet, translator, publisher and painter, Sait Maden also contributes to the vision of every designer with his professional life and works. Sait Maden, made the first detailed study of the history of Turkish graphic design, numerous book cover design, fonts nearly fifty, hundreds of banner design, thousands of illustrations and logos of leading institutions in Turkey having our visual culture. Turkey has given the first detailed work on the icon by means of works of Sait Maden. In our country, book covers, which were previously produced based on certain patterns and similar to each other, has become a design product thanks to Sait Maden. During his career, he drew attention to the designer's responsibility and set an example in his own way. In this study, the place and importance of Sait Maden in Turkish graphic design will be examined.
Keywords: Sait Maden, Graphic Design, Turkish Graphic Art, Cover Design, Icons