Author: Ian Anderson Publisher: Unit Editions, London Publication: 2019, First Edition (Kickstarter) Binding: Hardcover, section sewn Pages: 500 Size: 290 × 260 Text: English
SIGNED COPY by Ian Anderson
(Publishers review) 'The Designers Republic™ is the design group that changed design. But there's never been a book that tells its story - until now.
Led by founder and born rebel, Ian Anderson, The Designers Republic ™ has shaped graphic communication over the past thirty years through rule-defying music work, provocative self-initiated projects and a fierce commitment to conceptual thinking over style. Now, for the first time in book form, Anderson explores the studio's output, and its influence on a generation of graphic designers.
AZTDR™ spans over three decades of work - from the studio's earliest designs for the FON label in the mid-1980s and sleeves for Age of Chance, Chakk and Cabaret Voltaire, right up to its recent projects for The Cinematic Orchestra, Led Bib and the Gulbenkian Foundation. Alongside classic self-initiated TDR ™ projects, the 512-page book features an A to Z of everything from campaigns for Evolution Print, Coca-Cola and Nike, through to the studio's celebrated designs for video games such as Wipeout and Formula Fusion. TDR™'s special relationship with print is explored through its celebrated contributions to IDEA and Emigre magazines and its 3D>2D book, alongside its work for Manchester School of Art, Gatecrasher, NY Sushi and the studio's array of music clients. Here, TDR ™'s work with Autechre is examined via ten key releases, while the studio's involvement with Pop Will Eat Itself focuses on some twenty-eight different singles and albums. There are also expansive sections devoted to TDR ™'s designs for Aphex Twin, Moloko, Sun Electric and The Orb, alongside sleeve designs for R&S Records, New Atlantis, a range of Berlin-based labels and, of course, Warp Records.'
Condition: Fine/Near Fine. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Very slight wear to outer edges of dust jacket, small tear to head of dj spine.
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