A to Z of The Designers Republic
By Ian Anderson
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.
Published by Thames & Hudson, 2024
Hardcover, 504 pages, 1400 color images, 10.2 × 11.4 × 1.5 inches