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July, 2011 Monthly archive

Really like the look of this book, the design, photography and infographics look great

The Book
Design of Professor Brian Cox’s second book in the ‘Wonders’ series including diagrams and picture research throughout. We commissioned and art directed Nathalie Lees to create double page spread infographics of the main themes within each chapter. Published by HarperCollin’s the book accompanies Cox’s new TV series of the same name.

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It’s truly amazing how much Kenneth Grange has put his hand and vision to within British homes and everyday life, the fact that my father drives one of his classic designs, no not the Intercity 125 but the good old Black Taxi, the fact that the design hasn’t changed for the past 40 years is a testament that good design lasts, and these cabs do really last.

Walking around the show is like a trip down memory lane, you can hear visitors saying, as well as yourself that “I had one of those, or do you remember that”. The curation is great, the models, schematics and drawings reflect a time of sans computer and a real sense of craftsmanship this country had, I hope this exhibition and book will be an inspiration to the next wave of designers/thinkers & doers and we can look back in years to come and see that they too made Britain Modern again.

The Book
Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern is the first book to document the work of the internationally renowned post-war British product and industrial designer Kenneth Grange

Since 1947 Kenneth Grange has worked with a range of high-profile clients including British Rail, Wilkinson Sword, Manganese Bronze, and products as varied as the Anglepoise lamp, the black cab and high-speed inner city train. Grange is one of the founding partners of the famous design consultancy Pentagram, where he has worked with a number of high-profile clients including Kodak and Kenwood.

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Design Museum, Kenneth Grange:Making Britain Modern celebrates the career of one of the truly great figures of modern British design; featuring previously unpublished interviews and specially commissioned photography of his work. The book also includes essays by renowned commentators on Modern British design including Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, London, and cultural historian and widely published writer on design, Fiona MacCarthy.

I would like to thank Black Dog Publishing for all the images.

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Swiss artist François Berthoud (*1961) is one of today’s most outstanding fashion illustrators. He began his work in the fashion capital of Milan in 1982, and quickly developed his inimitable signature illustrations of clothes, shoes, handbags, perfumes, and accessories. Berthoud gained worldwide prominence through his work for magazines such as Vanity and Vogue. His expressive, highly aesthetic linocuts, drip paintings, and computer graphics accompany countless fashion advertising campaigns—from Yves Saint Laurent, Bulgari, Calzedonia, and Ferragamo to Viktor & Rolf and Sonia Rykiel. Here, the object being depicted and Berthoud’s visual interpretation combine to form a Gesamtkunstwerk that essentially influences the perception and successful marketing of the product.

This generous publication was developed in collaboration with François Berthoud himself. It presents originals, sketches, as well as work samples, allowing the reader to appreciate the entire work process.

Exhibition schedule: Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, June 22–October 9, 2011

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Hijacked Volume 2
Kehrer / Big City Press

Hijacked Volume 2 – Australia/Germany, showcases the diverse talents and perspectives of 32 contemporary German and Australian photographers. With a focus on the depiction and representation of the young, the boundary-riding, and the fringedwelling, Hijacked is layered with imagery both evocative and confronting, dreamlike and rousing.

Hijacked Volume 2 is an expansive photographic anthology that compels us to consider photographic practice in two socially divergent and contrasting nations. Germany and Australia are juxtaposed to stimulate conversation, suggest connection and invite deconstruction. The result is a snapshot, a momentary survey and comparison of works directed by the mindset and energy of young and emerging photographers.

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D&AD and TASCHEN have joined forces to bring you an updated and redesigned edition of the publication, including works from the last 15 years. Regarded as the most challenging field in advertising, copywriting is usually left to the most talented professionals—often agency leaders or owners themselves. The book features a work selection and essays by 48 leading professionals in the world, including copywriting superstars such as David Abbott, Lionel Hunt, Steve Hayden, Dan Wieden, Neil French, Mike Lescarbeau, Adrian Holmes, and Barbara Nokes.

D&AD is a nonprofit educational charity that was launched in 1962 by a group of London-based designers and art directors, with iconic and legendary professionals on both its judging panels and winners lists. By celebrating creative communication and rewarding its practitioners, D&AD raises standards across the industry. The annual D&AD Awards – the industry’s biggest and best – rewards outstanding creativity, originality, technical excellence and innovation in design and advertising.


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John Pawson is the foremost proponent of minimalism in architecture and design.

This book features ten of Pawson’s projects, each one treated as a case study of the design process as experienced by architect, client and critic. The author seeks to make the emotional and artistic content of John Pawson’s work explicit through a close examination of a range of different projects. Sudjic’s text, aided by specially-commissioned pictures, traces the design process, the architect’s working methods and his philosophical approach. Sudjic considers the interaction between architect and client, the way in which design is influenced by the processes of construction and making, and explores the nature and significance of the finished scheme. This book is a record of John Pawson’s developing approach to design and his unique position at the meeting point of art and design, and, through that, it offers much wider insights into culture, society and architecture.

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I hunted this book down for ages, the photography is truley inspiring and so is the design and layout. Designed by North and Published by Booth-Clibbons Editions

Currently unavaliable from Booth Clibborn Editions

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A great book which showcases HawkinsBrown work and thinking, the book was designed by SEA in 2003 you can still purchase it from Here

Rowan Moore, Kevin Rhowbotham, Mark Harrison

288 pages
298 b/w and colour illustrations
24.0 x 18.0 cm
Set in Clarendon

HawkinsBrown are London based architects who have been described as “… one of the most exciting young practices of today.” (Architecture Today). This extensively illustrated book considers key projects in terms of contemporary architecture, exploring their creativity, diversity and tenacity.

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