A Graphic Odyssey
Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy (Eds.)
Hands down, Wim Crouwel is one of the graphic design titans of the 20th century. His clear understanding of the new modernity, innovative use of the grid system and hunger for typographic experimentation pushed him far ahead of the design world of the 1950s. These staggering accomplishments are recognized in a sixty- year retrospective at the London Design Museum, documented in this unorthodox exhibition catalog. Featured here is everything from his innovative typographic poster designs for the Stedelijic Museum to his visionary designs for IBM, from postage stamps to his personal photos. But instead of seamless reproductions, the works are documented in the raw, bare-concrete setting of the Crouwel archive, giving new life to works that were created to live within the public domain. Adding to this amazing document is a rare interview with Crouwel by the exhibition’s curator, Tony Brooks.
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches/ 176 pp/ Extensive b&w and color
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