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A to Z of The Designers Republic

A to Z of The Designers Republic

Current price: $85.00
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
ISBN:
9780500027356
Pages:
504
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Description

The first book to tell the whole story of The Designers Republic—the design group that irrevocably changed the field of graphic communication.

Led by founder and born rebel, Ian Anderson, The Designers Republic(TM) (TDR(TM)) has shaped graphic communication for over 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.

A to Z of the Designers Republic 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 to its most recent projects for the Cinematic Orchestra, Led Bib, and the Gulbenkian Foundation. Alongside classic self-initiated TDR(TM) projects, the book features an A to Z of everything from campaigns for Evolution Print, Coca-Cola, and Nike through the studio’s celebrated designs for videogames such as WipEout and Formula Fusion. Finally, TDR(TM)'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 the Manchester School of Art, Gatecrasher, NY Sushi, and the studio’s array of music clients including Aphex Twin, Moloko, Sun Electric, The Orb, Warp Records, R&S Records, and New Atlantis.

About the Author

Ian Anderson studied philosophy at the University of Sheffield (1979-1982), but as a designer he is self-taught. He declared The Designers Republic on Bastille Day 1986 in Sheffield (which he dubbed SoYo™ North of Nowhere™). Ian has lectured to over 100,000 people around the world, has had over thirty "solo" TDR™ exhibitions, and launched The People’s Bureau for Consumer Information and The Pho-Ku Corporation. He continues to run TDR™ and is a member of AGI. Anderson is an educator, an exhibited artist, and when the moon is full, he DJs as Pho-Ku Polluted Rockers.