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Great redesign of Aperture Magazine by A2/SW/HK

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Vignelli Transit Maps describes the history of the New York subway maps and follows this city’s transportation growth from separate, independent lines to one large system.  Peter Lloyd uncovers the history of the Vignelli map that includes the legacy of the people who created and promoted this New York icon—as well as those who hastened its demise. The book includes a first glimpse at original, early development sketches of the famed map and of its recent successors.

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Great body of work from ​Taiwanese designer Wang Zhi Hong lovely typographic styling. Wang also has a great tumblr site worth following.

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A new book celebrating the experimental typography of Dutch graphic designer Jurriaan Schrofer. He worked for the renowned design studio Total Design and was an outspoken figure within Dutch professional design organisations.

Most of all he was an experimentalist in letterforms and typography. He was a pioneer in corporate identity; a designer of photo books; and art director of the architectural magazine Forum.

Design writer Frederike Huygen describes his work as ‘research into perception, visual effects and the optical illusion of perspective: or the interplay of letterform, pattern and meaning.’ She also refers to him as a ‘computer-designer before the computer’.

The book is luxuriously printed with a spot Pantone and has an open printed spine. The front and back covers have a matt textured finish.


Paperback
150x250mm
144 pages
ISBN 978-0-9562071-8-0


Essay: Frederike Huygen
Editors: Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy
Design: spin.co.uk

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Geo/Graphics is a focused study on geometric designs in today’s creative current. Looking at design projects worldwide that take circles and polygons as the core graphic medium to channel meanings, this book presents how versatile shapes facilitate communication and fortify memories in diverse context and fields of design.

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The Typografische Monatsblätter is one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of “Swiss typography” to an international audience. With more than 70 years in existence, the journal witnessed significant moments in the history of typography and graphic design. 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter examines the years 1960–90, that correspond to a period of transition in which many factors such as technology, socio-political contexts and aesthetic ideologies profoundly affected and transformed the fields of typography and graphic design. The book includes a large number of works from well -known and lesser -known designers such as Emil Ruder, Helmut Schmid, Wolfgang Weingart, Hans-Rudolf Lutz, Jost Hochuli and many others.

Lars Müller Publishers

 

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Outcast Editions is an independent publishing company specializing in high quality, interactive digital books on contemporary architecture. Outcast Editions was founded in 2011 with the ambition of reinventing architecture publishing for the post-paper, post-PC age.

With backgrounds in photography, architecture, publishing, graphic design and typography, the founding principals of Outcast Editions have worked individually and collaboratively on prestigious publishing projects for leading architects and publishers worldwide.

Outcast Editions

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Unit Editions are busy working on a new book for pre order in late October.

Unit Editions are pleased to announce a monograph on legendary English designer Ken Garland, known for the 1964 First Things First manifesto and his work with Galt Toys, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and St Pancras Festival.

The book spans the entire career of Garland, from his student exercises in the 1950s to his self-published photography booklets released in recent years.

The book will be available for pre-order from the week commencing October 29th and will be shipped around December 3rd.

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