Pentagram Black Book

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Pentagram has just announced the Black Book, a new 800-page overview of their recent work. The book is a compilation of over 400 projects from the last several years, arranged in alphabetical order, like a dictionary, and printed on Bible paper, like a Bible, complete with tabbed sections and ribbons for bookmarking. It covers pretty much everything they do, from architecture to graphics, buildings to websites, branding to signage, interiors, packaging, exhibitions, interfaces, furniture, products, brochures, magazines, and houses, all in simple picture-and-caption form.

Unfortunately the Black Book is not available for purchase. You can try your luck and win your very own copy by being one of the first 50 people to write in at the e-mail address below.

blackbook [at] pentagram [dot] com        

11 Comments on "Pentagram Black Book"

  • mbryant says

    How many days has this contest been open for? As an aspiring graphic designer this would be great to have. Hopefully I’ll be amongst the 50!

  • Antonio says

    I think they announced it this morning.

  • I’ve got one 😉

  • Joey says

    I emailed them as soon as I read about the contest. I wonder if they’ve already emailed all the winners. I sent the email pretty early in the morning so I’m still kind of hopeful.

  • Antonio says

    Luke you lucky son of a gun! How early did you email them?

  • Antonio, I worked with Abbott Miller on this project. Its only about a month off the press.

  • Antonio says

    Luke any reason why they’re not selling it? I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

  • Joey says

    I’m with Antonio, if Pentagram were to sell this book I’d be first in line. Luke, any idea if they’ll sell copies of them in the future?

  • Im surprised they are showing it off at all, frankly. The Black Book was made with the intention of providing their clients with. It was my understanding that it would not be sold in stores at all. It turns out that printing on Bible paper is an incredible task [show through, etc.] so I wouldn’t expect another print run. But congratulations to the first 50 people!

  • Dominic says

    Beautiful work Pentagram, love the detail on the tabs! Thanks for sharing!

  • Beautiful. This would be an amazing resource.