Posts Tagged with “book”

The Debate: The Legendary Contest of Two Giants of Graphic Design

Mona­celli Press has pub­lished the first Eng­lish trans­la­tion of an his­toric 1972 debate between Dutch graphic design­ers Wim Crouwel and Jan van Toorn, at Amsterdam’s Museum Fodor.

Held in response to an exhi­bi­tion of Van Toorn’s work at Stedelijk Museum, includ­ing stu­dent posters protest­ing the Viet­nam War — in an era of youth cul­ture and increas­ing resis­tance to author­ity, cap­i­tal­ism, and the power of media — the stakes were aes­thetic, eth­i­cal, and polit­i­cally charged.

Crouwel defended his approach of neu­tral­ity and aus­tere ratio­nal­ism, atten­tion to typog­ra­phy and works­man­ship, and pro­fes­sion­al­ism in ser­vice of the client’s mes­sage. Van Toorn argued for his use of chaos, col­lage, and pho­tographs of every­day life; that a designer’s ideas, per­son­al­ity, and polit­i­cal com­mit­ments are inte­gral to the work.

Order vs. Dis­or­der. I vaguely remem­ber read­ing about this debate, but I’ve never seen a tran­scripts of it. Def­i­nitely inter­ested in check­ing this out.

The cloth­bound book also includes a fore­word by Rick Poynor, and a gallery of work from Crouwel and Van Toorn.

And start­ing today, Design Observer will be pub­lish­ing four excerpts from the book.

Toko: PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Beau­ti­ful work by Toko for PTW Archi­tects to cel­e­brate their 125th anniver­sary. Toko designed a tem­po­rary iden­tity and 9 bilin­gual books show­cas­ing the firms work.

NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Limited Reissue

NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Reissue

NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Reissue

NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Reissue

NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Reissue

Remem­ber those fel­las who found an orig­i­nal copy of the NYC Tran­sit Author­ity Graphic Stan­dards Man­ual in the base­ment of Pen­ta­gram? Well, they’re part­ner­ing with the MTA to release a lim­ited run of man­ual through Kick­starter.

It won’t be exactly like the orig­i­nal man­ual. The orig­i­nal is ring bound in binder, but the reis­sue will fea­ture a cloth hard­cover and unal­tered high-resolution scans of each page of the man­ual, all Smyth sewn together. It will mea­sure 13.5” W × 13.5″ H (343 x 343 mm).There will be an intro­duc­tion by Michael Bierut, and an essay by New York mag­a­zine writer Christo­pher Bonanos.

The man­ual will be printed in Italy on 100 and 140 gsm Munken Pure ivory off­set paper. The cover, intro­duc­tion, and essay head­ings will be set in a cus­tom ver­sion of Stan­dard Medium by type designer Nick Sher­man, that he recre­ated from the pho­tographs of the orig­i­nal manual.

This is a great way to get this won­der­ful piece of design his­tory in the hands of more peo­ple. I’ve backed it.

Designed by Lella

Designed by Lella

Designed by Lella

Designed by Lella

Designed by Lella

Mas­simo Vignelli cre­ated Designed by Lella, a book that cel­e­brates his busi­ness part­ner and wife, Lella. The book high­lights here pro­lific career, with work span­ning across fur­ni­ture, inte­rior, prod­uct and fash­ion design. She’s truly a tal­ented and inspir­ing designer.

A free PDF of the book is avail­able to download.

Poster Collection 25 Josef Müller-Brockmann

Poster Collection 25 Josef Müller-Brockmann

Next month, Lars Müller Pub­lish­ers is releas­ing “Poster Col­lec­tion 25 Josef Müller-Brockmann”, a book that show­cases a selec­tion of posters designed by Müller-Brockmann. No pho­tos of the spreads, but this is def­i­nitely going in my collection.

Designing News

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Designing News

Designing News

Designing News

Designing News

Designer Francesco Franchi, known for his work on Il Sole 24 ORE, has writ­ten a new booked called Design­ing News, that explores the future of the news and media indus­tries. His per­spec­tive is based on his work for IL, and the book includes case stud­ies by Richard Tur­ley, Daniele Codega, Mark Porter, Oliver Reichen­stein and more.

The book will be pub­lished Gestal­ten, and will be avail­able very soon from their site. Time to drop hints to my wife for X-mas presents.

Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized: The Complete Interviews

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Gary Hus­twit, the direc­tor of Hel­vetica, Objec­ti­fied and Urban­ized, is releas­ing almost 100 hours of unseen inter­views from the three films as a book. The book, designed by Build, will include in-depth dis­cus­sions with Paola Antonelli, Michael Bierut, Neville Brody, Matthew Carter, Wim Crouwel, Tobias Frere-Jones, Jonathan Hoe­fler, Exper­i­men­tal Jet­set, Naoto Fuka­sawa, Jonathan Ive, Michael C. Place, Rick Poynor, Dieter Rams, Karim Rashid, Ste­fan Sag­meis­ter, Paula Scher, Erik Spiek­er­man, Mas­simo Vignelli and more.

A Kick­starter has been setup where you can back the project.

Type Only

Type Only

Type Only

Type Only

Type Only

Type Only

Unit Edi­tions con­tin­ues to impress me. They con­tinue to pump-out these high-quality books with great work. The newest book Type Only looks like it’s awe­some. Designed by Spin, and edited by Tony Brook, Clau­dia Klat and Adrian Shaugh­nessy. The book cel­e­brates type unsup­ported by illus­tra­tion or pho­tog­ra­phy. Type Only fea­tures the work of over 100 graphic design­ers from Aus­tralia, Bel­gium, Czech Repub­lic, Fin­land, France, Ger­many, Italy, Nether­lands, Nor­way, Poland, Por­tu­gal, Ser­bia, South Korea, Spain, Swe­den, Switzer­land, UK, USA.

Want.

15/115 – The Book

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mash-15-115

mash-15-115

mash-15-115

mash-15-115

15 – 115 (15 Years,115 Projects) is the sec­ond book from Graphic Designer Mark Bloom aka Mash Cre­ative. It fea­tures 115 projects span­ning a 15 year career to date, divided into three chap­ters: 15 x Posters, 80 x Logos and 25 x Case stud­ies. The book also fea­tures a fore­word from renowned designer and author David Airey.

The book is beau­ti­fully printed by Scream­ing Colour on a tac­tile mix of GFSmith papers, and fea­tures a white foiled cover with thread sewn spine for lay-flat spreads. Printed full colour through­out with flu­o­res­cent orange ink and logo throw out page.

You can pre-order a copy from thi​sisour​shop​.com.

Graphic Design for Non-profit Organizations

Graphic Design for Non-profit Organizations

AisleOne reader, Sean Wol­cott, wrote in to tell me that Mas­simo Vignelli has given him per­mis­sion to dis­trib­ute a high-res PDF of his book, Graphic Design for Non-profit Orga­ni­za­tions. This rare book is by Vignelli and Peter Laun­dry, and was pub­lished in 1980 in part­ner­ship with AIGA. The book focuses on design and best prac­tices for non-profit orga­ni­za­tions, but the con­tent is a great resource in gen­eral and the teach­ings can be applied pretty much any­where. There are sec­tions on grids, typog­ra­phy, for­mats, logo­types, and color, just to name a few.

A big thank you to Mas­simo and Sean for mak­ing this valu­able resource avail­able to all.

You can down­load the PDF from here.

Herb Lubalin: American Graphic Designer 1918—81

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Here’s another gem from Unit Edi­tions. A lim­ited edi­tion mono­graph fea­tur­ing the work of Herb Lubalin. This book cov­ers Herb Lubalin’s, from his begin­nings in adver­tis­ing, to his sta­tus as one of the most influ­en­tial graphic design­ers of the last century.

The book is edited by Adrian Shaugh­nessy, Tony Brook and Alexan­der Tochilovsky, and designed Spin.

The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

Book pub­lisher Phaidon has annouc­ned “The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design”, a mas­sive ref­er­ence guide on graphic design that includes news­pa­pers, mag­a­zines, posters, adver­tise­ments, type­faces, logos, cor­po­rate design, record cov­ers and mov­ing graph­ics from around the world. Sounds like a good addi­tion to any collection.

The pub­li­ca­tion will be released in Sep­tem­ber, but you can pre-order a copy from Amazon.