Spin – 360°

Spin: 360° [Unit 19]
Concept: Tony Brook
Design: Spin

Edition of 2000

Spin: 360º is a portrait of one of London’s leading design studios. It is a 520pp monograph that looks in mouth-watering detail at every aspect of Spin’s work in identity, print, moving image, retail, digital and environmental graphics, as well as the studio’s self-directed activities in publishing, curating and collecting.

But it isn’t just the usual image dump of work. In fact, it’s the studio monograph reborn for the 21st century: honest, revealing and bursting with specially designed and art-directed content. Above all else, it’s a guide to survival, growth, and maintaining creative excellence over 20 years.

As well as interviews and essays by Spin’s two founders – Tony Brook and Patricia Finegan – the book has texts by Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister, Ben Bos, Wim Crouwel, Rick Poynor, Steven Heller, Patrick Burgoyne and artist and author Edmund de Waal.

A year in the making, Spin: 360º is Unit Editions’ most ambitious book to date. It’s essential reading for anyone who wants to lift the lid on a successful creative studio.

Specifications

Format: Hardback
Size: 203mm×258mm
Pages: 520
Colour: Four colour litho print+two Pantone colours
Special Features: Cut short dust jacket, Cover foil blocked, 120gsm Munken Lynx
ISBN 978-0-9575114-8-4

Unit Editions

Ashley Bickerton – Ornamental Hysteria

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Ashley Bickerton – Ornamental Hysteria (Signed)
Hardback 2017
140pp
315 x 240 mm (13 x 10 inches)
Foreword by Hugh Allan
Essays by Paul Theroux, Nicola Trezzi, Roddy Bogawa/Ashley Bickerton
Published by Other Criteria

Bali-based artist Ashley Bickerton (born 1959) rose to prominence in the early 1980s as part of New York’s East Village art scene with his vibrant abstract works critiquing consumer culture and the commodification of the art object. Alongside Jeff Koons, Meyer Vaisman and Peter Halley, Bickerton pioneered what was called the “Neo-Geo” movement with his unconventional paintings devoid of Expressionist brushstrokes. Featuring works that span the duration of Bickerton’s career thus far, from the earlier consumerist works up to the recent tropically-colored mixed-media paintings of exotic, erotic fantasies and nightmares, Ashley Bickerton: Ornamental Hysteria draws from works in Damien Hirst’s Murderme collection. This fully illustrated book offers a thorough survey of the artist’s diverse body of work and includes essays by novelist Paul Theroux and art critic Nicola Trezzi, as well as a conversation between Bickerton and the filmmaker Roddy Bogawa.

Ashley Bickerton: Ornamental Apocalyptic at Newport Street Gallery, London
21 April – 20 August 2017

Freedom not Genius – Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection

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Freedom not Genius – Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection

2012
208pp
305 x 225 mm (12 x 9 inches)
Hardback
100 colour illustrations
Essay and an interview with the artist by curator Elena Geuna
Essay by Mario Codognato
Published by Other Criteria and Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli
ISBN 978-1-906967-56-7

“Hirst began his collection in the late 1980s by exchanging his own works with those of his contemporaries and artist friends. It has grown to include works by many international artists of earlier generations: not only postwar masters like Bacon and Giacometti, but also pivotal figures in the history of 20th century art, such as Richard Hamilton, Mario Merz, Bruce Nauman, Richard Prince and Kurt Schwitters. Two themes recur frequently in this selection – memento mori and the animal kingdom – and together they are capable of communicating the spirit of the entire collection, combining masterpieces of contemporary art with fascinating specimens from the natural world.

An independent curator, author, and art advisor, Geuna has contributed a perceptive essay on the scope and nature of this collection as well as a penetrating interview with Damien Hirst. Another essay by Mario Codognato (writer, and curator at Blain|Southern) explores Hirst’s dual role as artist/collector, and analyses his considerable influence, both on his contemporaries and on younger artists whose work is still developing. Accompanying stunning colour plates of all the works in the exhibition, there are also brief biographies of the artists involved.

Elena Geuna is an independent curator, author, and art advisor. Mario Codognato is a writer, and curator at Blain|Southern.

Freedom not Genius – Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection, accompanies the exhibition at the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli in Turin, Italy, which presents selected works from Hirst’s art collection, curated by Elena Guena. The exhibition is from 10th November 2013 until 10th March 2013. There are 51 artists in the exhibition: Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, David Bailey, Banksy, John Bellany, Nick Bibby, Ashley Bickerton, Peter Blake, Don Brown, Mat Collishaw, John Currin, Tracey Emin, Faile, Angus Fairhurst, Abigail Fallis, Paul Fryer, Alberto Giacometti, Steven Gregory, Richard Hamilton, Marcus Harvey, Rachel Howard, John Hoyland, Gary Hume, Paul Insect, John Isaacs, Michael Joo, Jonathan Kingdom, Jeff Koons, Jim Lambie, Sean Landers, Hyungkoo Lee, Sherrie Levine, Colin Lowe, Sarah Lucas, Mario Merz, Rodrigo Moynihan, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Olly and Suzi, Gabriel Orozco, Pablo Picasso, Walter Potter, Richard Prince, Kurt Schwitters, Haim Steinbach, Fred Tomaselli, Keith Tyson, Andy Warhol, Rachel Whiteread, Cerith Wyn Evans.”

Other Criteria

Xuebing Du – First Photography Book

First Photography Book – Color
Xuebing Du

“First Photography Book is based on my personal projects, shot between 2014 and 2016.

I use my photography as a design element to invoke specific emotions and atmospheres. I exhibit it in this book where I explore three different themes: Color, Plant Love and Texture.”

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Andreas Uebele Material – Unit Editions

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Andreas Uebele Material
Monograph Volume 3, 2003–2016 [Unit 32]
Editor: Andreas Uebele
Design: büro uebele visuelle kommunikation

Edition of 1400 (100 special edition)

‘Everything is material. Material is a starting point from which something new arises. We’re assigned a task and we take it forward; we add to what already exists’
Andreas Uebele

A major presence in contemporary German graphic design, Andreas Uebele trained as an architect, a thread that continues to present itself in much of his work. From the graphics of the Reichstag to the iconic signage of the Vitra campus, his experiments lead to dynamic solutions, while simultaneously maintaining lightness and clarity.

This new book presents 85 of büro uebele’s projects through two types of materials: the raw materials from which they emerged, and materials from creative collaborators who’ve accompanied the studio along the way. These include Matthew Carter, Adrian Frutiger, Massimo Vignelli and Hermann Zapf.

Size: 185mm x 240mm
Pages: 654pp
Print: Five colour offset-print
Binding: Lay-flat bound
Special Features: two papers, one with a full bleed UV-lacquer finish, leather cover
ISBN 978-0-9956664-2-9

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Joel Meyerowitz – Taking My Time

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Joel Meyerowitz
Taking My Time

With over 650 pages and featuring over 550 images, Taking My Time provides an unprecedented overview and insight into the mind and work of the iconic American photographer Joel Meyerowitz.

Beautifully sequenced and edited with Meyerowitz himself, and including his own personal accounts, this extensive and personal selection charts his complete development as a photographer and creates an unbeatable account of a significant evolution in photography. As an exceptionally diverse and renowned practitioner of his craft, Joel Meyerowitz is best known for pioneering the use of colour photography as an art form, as well as for his witty and subversive ability to capture off-guard moments with humour and affection.

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Sam Falls – The Four Seasons Forever

Sam Falls
The Four Seasons Forever

Edition of 800
96 pages
Paperback 28×21 cm
ISBN 978-88-7816-175-7

A new publication on the work of Sam Falls, The Four Seasons Forever, depicts 13 photogram works made by the artist, each pictured before and after its exposure to natural elements, such as sun, wind and rain. The first section of the book shows Falls’s collection of classical music on vinyl, photographed lying on shimmery, silk material. Each record, accompanied by its original cover, serves as “ elief” or “sun catalyst”, in order to create an impression of two geometric shapes (a circle and a square) on silk. Time, chance and accident combine in this series of works, which the artist created on the occasion of a year-long exhibition at Galleria Franco Noero, Turin. The publication includes an extended conversation between the artist and Nicolas Trembley.

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Damien Hirst – Schizophrenogenesis

Damien Hirst – Schizophrenogenesis
Hardback, sealed in foil blister pack
295 x 220 x 40 mm
64pp, 10 gatefolds
Signed book
Limited Edition of 400
ISBN 978-1-906967-84-0
Published by Other Criteria and Paul Stolper

This signed limited edition of Damien Hirst’s publication, Schizophrenogenesis is sealed, like a pill, in a blister pack as shown. Each limited edition purchased comes with a standard edition of the book.

Predominantly based upon the minimalist aesthetic of the medicinal pill, the works in this series were first shown at Paul Stolper Gallery in October 2014 and act as a continuation of Hirst’s life-long investigation into our almost-spiritual relationship with the rigours of science and the pharmaceutical industry.

The book includes all works in this series including ‘The Cure’; thirty silkscreen prints, each depicting a two-colour pill set against vibrant backgrounds of pop-candy colours. Also the series of corresponding sculptural works; fourteen hugely enlarged resin pills, each measuring thirty centimetres long, as well as ten smaller pills, rendered in an array of seductive, immaculate colours. Sculptures of medicine bottles, pharmaceutical boxes, ampoules, syringes, a scalpel, and drug packaging that all play with concepts of scale – the tallest measuring nearly one and a half metres. The editions continue Hirst’s exploration of contemporary belief systems; religion, love, art and medicine.

Hirst explains: “Pills are a brilliant little form, better than any minimalist art. They’re all designed to make you buy them… they come out of flowers, plants, things from the ground, and they make you feel good, you know, to just have a pill, to feel beauty.”

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SPIN – Adventures in Typography [Unit 31]

SPIN/Adventures in Typography [Unit 31]
Editors: Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy
Design: Spin

Edition of 1000

Continuing the conversation started with the studio’s 2015 monograph SPIN 360° [Unit 19], SPIN/Adventures in Typography looks at the typographic flotsam and jetsam of Spin’s creative process; a repository for trains of thought, itches that needed to be scratched, as well as fresh new journeys.

Spread over 52 pages, SPIN/Adventures in Typography is a visual record of SPIN’s creative interests and outputs – combustive explorations not afraid to plunge into the abstract, teetering on the edge of legibility.

A journal boisterous with typographic riffs, remixes, and rearrangements – SPIN/Adventures in Typography is an invitation to engage in conversation, an ellipses rather than a full stop.

Soft back, 52pp, screen printed envelope
Size: 258mm x 203mm
Cover: Cut short foiled book cloth
Paper stock: 100gsm Fedrigoni Free Life Cento, one colour throughout
Binding: Staple bound
Special features: Three covers, black, white, silver. One colour Silkscreened plastic sleeve.
ISBN 978-0-9956664-0-5

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Anthon Beeke – It’s a Miracle!

It’s a Miracle!
Anthon Beeke

Paperback with flaps
448 pages
27 x 21 cm

BIS Publishers
beeke.nl

Paula Scher – Works (Special boxed signed edition)

Paula Scher: Works (Special boxed signed edition) [Unit 30]
Editors: Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy
Design: Spin
Edition of 100

“Paula Scher is the most influential woman graphic designer on the planet”
Ellen Lupton
Abstract: The Art of Design, Netflix

This definitive, chronological visual record spans Paula’s early days in the music industry as an art director with CBS and Atlantic records; the launch of her first studio, Koppel & Scher; and her 25-year engagement with Pentagram.

The monograph is also a visual record of contemporary New York’s urban fabric, indelibly transformed by the designer’s innovative approach to environmental graphics and identity design: from MoMA to Charter Schools; from the High Line to Shake Shack.

Her logos for global corporations and cultural institutions have cemented her reputation as a giant of identity design.

A large section is devoted to the designer’s socially and politically-motivated posters, New York Times Op-Ed illustrations and campaign work.

The book also provides the most up-to-date look at Paula’s idiosyncratic hand-painted maps, an unusually prolific artistic practice complementing her still-growing graphic legacy.

In a long interview, Paula’s frank and open words lay bare the reality of design culture in the USA. The 520-page book is designed by Spin, under the creative direction of Tony Brook.

Paula, the ‘accidental postmodernist,’ has come to be seen as an emblem of American design: a ‘master conjurer of the instantly familiar.’ (ted.com)

Size: 203mm×258mm
Pages: 520pp
Print: Four colour litho
Binding: Lay-flat bound
Special Features: Screen printed board cover with edge printing. Presented in a box, signed by Paula Scher with original art.
ISBN: 9780995666412

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KesselsKramer – 20 Years, 19 Objects, 18 Stories

20 Years, 19 Objects, 18 Stories
KesselsKramer

KesselsKramer turned 20 this year.

We did this with the help of 217 talented people who created 2.079 campaigns for 385 brands and organisations, some of which were covered by 128 journalists.

When inviting the media to write about what we do, we always try to put the work first. For our 20th anniversary, we took the liberty of making an exception. This book is a collection of stories that happened while we were making the work. We hope you like them – you may be in one of them.

Color, 175x110mm
176 pages
Hard cover
ISBN 978-90-704784-8-3

Kesselskramer Publishing

Paula Scher – Works

Paula Scher: Works (Hardback edition) [Unit 30]
Editors: Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy
Design: Spin
Edition of 1,000

‘Paula Scher is the most influential woman graphic designer on the planet’
Ellen Lupton
Abstract: The Art of Design, Netflix

This definitive, chronological visual record spans Paula’s early days in the music industry as an art director with CBS and Atlantic records; the launch of her first studio, Koppel & Scher; and her 25-year engagement with Pentagram.

The monograph is also a visual record of contemporary New York’s urban fabric, indelibly transformed by the designer’s innovative approach to environmental graphics and identity design: from MoMA to Charter Schools; from the High Line to Shake Shack.

Her logos for global corporations and cultural institutions have cemented her reputation as a giant of identity design.

A large section is devoted to the designer’s socially and politically-motivated posters, New York Times Op-Ed illustrations and campaign work.

The book also provides the most up-to-date look at Paula’s idiosyncratic hand-painted maps, an unusually prolific artistic practice complementing her still-growing graphic legacy.

In a long interview, Paula’s frank and open words lay bare the reality of design culture in the USA. The 520-page book is designed by Spin, under the creative direction of Tony Brook.

Paula, the ‘accidental postmodernist,’ has come to be seen as an emblem of American design: a ‘master conjurer of the instantly familiar.’ (ted.com)

Size: 203mm×258mm
Pages: 520pp
Print: Four colour litho
Binding: Lay-flat bound
Special Features: Screen printed board cover with edge printing
ISBN: 9780995666412

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FHK Henrion – The Complete Designer

FHK Henrion
The Complete Designer [Unit 13]
Author: Adrian Shaughnessy
Design: Spin

Edition of 2000

FHK Henrion has no equal in British graphic design. No UK designer – then or now – can match his sheer depth of accomplishments and range of abilities. He had an exceptional talent for rational and systematic graphic design at a time when design was still a cottage industry. Almost single-handedly he created the model of the modern professional graphic designer.

Born in Germany, he trained as a textile designer before becoming a skilled and celebrated poster artist. As a British citizen after WWII, he designed publications, exhibitions, household products, interiors and jewellery, and in the 1960s he became the founding father of modern corporate identity in Europe.

Henrion was also a notable design educator, and an energetic spokesman for his profession. He published books, wrote articles, lectured extensively and was the force behind numerous design organizations. He was admired and liked by his employees, pupils and associates, and especially by his clients. But he was also a designer with a social conscience, and a designer who rebelled against the over-commercialisation of the design profession in the 1980s – a profession that he had helped create.

This book is the first comprehensive monograph of the work of FHK Henrion. Lavishly illustrated it charts his early experiments as a pre-war poster artist and culminates in his work as the creator of some of the most celebrated logos and identities of the 20th century, including Tate+Lyle, KLM, Blue Circle Cement and LEB.

Format: Hardback
Size: 190mm×245mm
Pages: 544
Colour: Four colour litho print
Special Features: Foiled cover and slipcase
ISBN 978-0-9575114-2-2

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Cesare Fabbri – The Flying Carpet

Cesare Fabbri
The Flying Carpet

29 January – 26 March: Exhibition at Fondation A Stichting, Brussels
15 February, 6-8pm: Book signing at Micamera, Milan
21 February: Event and signing at the Italian Cultural Institute, London

The Flying Carpet is an enchanting collection of colour and black-and-white photographs taken in and around Cesare Fabbri’s native Emilia-Romagna and Sardinia between 2005–2015. Under Fabbri’s lens we encounter a silent world roused from its slumber, where objects are animated and personified. Fabbri nods to the photographic practice of Luigi Ghirri, bringing to mind the Italian master’s words: “the camera is a magical toy capable of bringing together the great and the small, illusion and reality, our adult awareness and the fairy-tale world of childhood.” Indeed, in The Flying Carpet, we encounter scenes that might derive from comics – a rural hut with painted questioning eyes, a plant uprooted and hovering mid-air, and an embroidered carpet lifting up in the breeze.

Italian photographer Cesare Fabbri was born in Ravenna in 1971. He studied photography and urban planning at the IUAV in Venice. In 2007 he took part in the Stuttgart Biennale of Photography and Architecture and was shortlisted for the prize Atlante Italiano 007 organised by Museo MAXXI, Roma. With Silvia Loddo he founded in 2009 osservatorio fotografico, an experimental platform for research on photography. This is his first book.

Embossed flexible hardcover
72 pages
24 cm x 29.5 cm
Publication date: January 2017
ISBN 978-1-910164-58-7

Mack Books

James Turrell – A Retrospective

James Turrell: A Retrospective
Author Michael Govan

Copublished with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the major touring retrospective and concurrent exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, this comprehensive volume illuminates the origins and motivations of James Turrell’s incredibly diverse and exciting body of work–from his Mendota studio days to his monumental work-in-progress Roden Crater. Fans of this highly influential artist will find much to savor in this wide-ranging and beautiful book, featuring specially commissioned new photography by Florian Holzherr.

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Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

The definitive monograph, created in close collaboration with the artist, a pioneer of abstract art, who influenced subsequent generations of artists such as Tauba Auerbach, Matt Connors and Alex Israel.

The only complete monograph to cover Kelly’s entire career from the 1940s to today.

Includes all of his major works and periods, from his early figurative art to his distinctive paintings featuring blocks of single, flat colours and silhouetted shapes; from his prints and drawings to his large scale outdoor sculptures.

A survey text and narrative chronology by Kelly expert Tricia Y Paik features new insights from the artist following in-depth interviews, as well as never-before-published images, sketches and other material from his personal archives.

Features additional short essays by leading art historians, curators and writers.

Hardback
English
305 x 238 mm, 12 x 9 3/8 in
368 pp
350 colour illustrations
ISBN-13: 9780714869476

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Matteo Callegari

Matteo Callegari

Edition of 600
124 pages
Hardcover 26×24 cm
ISBN 9788894154009

This publication explores the painting practice of New York–based, Italian-born artist Matteo Callegari. Organized in sections according to the artist’s bodies of work, the volume digs into Callegari’s constellation of references — from ancient funerary sculpture to Renaissance painting — and rearticulates materials according to the artist’s strategies of image-making. Design studio Front Desk Apparatus imitates Callegari’s painting practices of distortion and delineation in order to freeze the moment in which the images’ semantic value deteriorates. Callegari’s paintings appear in these pages as corrupted data, information bugs; at the same time they fight for their own iconicity. Embodying the very process of the artworks’s making, this book can be read as the platform of Callegari’s “painting system.”

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All Gone – The Finest of Street Culture 2016

All Gone
The Finest of Street Culture 2016

Here comes the new All Gone book, 2016 edition, published by La MJC.

All Gone documents the most sought after street culture items, every year, since 2006.

For its eleventh issue, La MJC asked amazing English artist Neil Raitt to transform two of his extraordinary paintings into both of the All Gone covers.

Neil Raitt’s oil paintings are compositions of endlessly repeated natural motifs. Exploring the idea of repetition itself as a form of abstraction, Raitt’s work addresses landscape painting and the accessibility of its figurative form. The result on both covers is absolutely stunning!

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Factory – Andy Warhol

Factory: Andy Warhol
Stephen Shore

Warhol’s Factory as seen through the lens of a young Shore, providing an insider view of this extraordinary moment and place

Stephen Shore was 17 years old when he began hanging out at The Factory – Andy Warhol’s legendary studio in Manhattan. Between 1965 and 1967, Shore spent nearly every day there, taking pictures of its diverse cast of characters, from musicians to actors, artists to writers, and including Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, and Nico – not to mention Warhol himself. This book presents a personal selection of photographs from Shore’s collection, providing an insider’s view of this extraordinary moment and place, as seen through the eyes of one of photography’s most beloved practitioners.

Format: Hardback
Size: 354 x 360 mm (14 x 10 1/4 in)
Pages: 192 pp
Illustrations: 175 Illustrations
ISBN: 9780714872742

Phaidon

Ben Rivers – Ways of Worldmaking

Ben Rivers: Ways of Worldmaking
Bettina Steinbrügge, ed.
Texts by Renee Gladman, Melissa Gronlund, Ed Halter, Andrea Picard, et al.

Ways of Worldmaking is the first comprehensive monograph on British experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers (born 1972). In recent years, Rivers has been celebrated as one of the most important experimental filmmakers of his generation. The series of exhibitions collected in this book explore the diversity and breadth of his work. Often following people who have in some way separated themselves from society, the raw film footage provides Rivers with a starting point for creating oblique narratives imagining alternative existences in marginal worlds.
This publication has been published thanks to the support of four museum institutions – Camden Arts Centre, London; Kunstverein in Hamburg; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; and La Triennale di Milano – who all have presented (or will be presenting) solo exhibition dedicated to Rivers’s practice.

2016
224 pages
English
Softcover, 17 x 24 cm
ISBN 9788867492480

Mousse Publishing

Elemental Living – Contemporary Houses in Nature

Elemental Living
Contemporary Houses in Nature

Presents 60 works of architecture from across the 20th and 21st centuries that have a special relationship with the natural world.

Elemental Living presents 60 works of architecture from across the 20th and 21st centuries that have a special relationship with the natural world. The book includes a visually breathtaking selection of architect-created houses that have been designed to create unparalleled views of a wide variety of natural landscapes; designed to be almost indistinguishable from the natural landscape; or designed using materials and forms found in the natural landscape. Each house demonstrates a deep concern with the creation of unique living spaces that connect their inhabitants with the forests, mountains, lakes, deserts, and oceans that have attracted humanity for millennia.

Phaidon

Lance Wyman – The Monograph

Lance Wyman
Title: Lance Wyman: The Monograph [Unit 20]
Author: Adrian Shaughnessy
Design: Spin

Edition of 2000

This monograph is the first major publication devoted to Lance Wyman’s entire output. It showcases the achievements of a long and productive career, from his early work for General Motors, through his iconic designs for the Mexico 68 Olympics, to the Minnesota Zoo and his more recent projects.

Lance Wyman will go down in history for his Mexico 68 designs, but he has also completed commissions for a huge variety of other projects. Many of these have been designed for the general public, and exist in the lived environments of cities and institutions.

A recurring feature in Lance Wyman’s work is a deep understanding of local culture. The book looks in particular at Wyman’s close relationship with Mexico, and his revolutionary blend of modernist design principles with pre-Hispanic folk art.

The monograph also examines Wyman’s role as a pioneer of wayfinding, and the many city-wide projects he has worked on during his long career.

The book features many previously unpublished items and a selection of pages from Wyman’s vast unseen archive of graphic design ‘log books’.

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Lance Wyman – The Visual Diaries 1973–1982

Lance Wyman: The Visual Diaries 1973–1982
Title: Lance Wyman: The Visual Diaries 1973—1982
Sketches, Notes, Photographs and Printed Ephemera
Editors: Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy
Design: Spin

If you missed our successful Kickstarter campaign to publish the book, Lance Wyman: The Visual Diaries 1973—1982, here’s some good news: we have a limited number available for sale.

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Moving Tales – Video Works from La Gaia Collection

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Moving Tales: Video Works from La Gaia Collection
Eva Brioschi, ed.
Texts by Eva Brioschi and Lorand Hegyi

This book follows an exhibition curated by Eva Brioschi of video works by thirty artists spanning three generations: Marina Abramović, Bas Jan Ader, Victor Alimpiev, Pierre Bismuth, Candice Breitz, Mircea Cantor, Chen Chieh-jen, Rä Di Martino, Regina José Galindo, Ugo Giletta, Douglas Gordon, Ion Grigorescu, Gary Hill, María Teresa Hincapié, Jonathan Horowitz, Alfredo Jaar, Joan Jonas, William E. Jones, William Kentridge, Anna Maria Maiolino, Ana Mendieta, Marzia Migliora, Adrian Paci, Ene-Liis Semper, Santiago Sierra, Rosemarie Trockel, VALIE EXPORT, Bill Viola, Ryszard Wasko, Jordan Wolfson. In the summer of 2016, these works, a selection of the video holdings of the La Gaia collection, resonated in the austere interiors of a former gothic church in Cuneo, Italy. This volume contains documentation of the exhibition, individual presentations of each work, and essay by Lorand Hegyi which addresses some of the early, seminal forms of video practices.

2016
264 pages
English / Italian
Flexi cover, 13.5 x 20.5 cm
ISBN 9788867492374

Mousse Publishing

David Maljković – A Retrospective by Appointment

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A Retrospective by Appointment
David Maljković

David Maljković’s A Retrospective by Appointment (2015) defied expectations, problematizing the genre of the retrospective. Taking place across three different exhibition spaces in Zagreb—the artist’s studio, Gallery Nova, and the Gallery of Croatian Designers’ Association—it avoided the usual approach of showing the development of the artist’s “style” over time, and instead treated the exhibits in a nonhierarchical way. Maljković’s key concerns and methods—individual and collective relationships, the complexities of time, collagist approaches, self-referentiality and referencing the work of other artists, the use of earlier works and exhibition displays as material, art’s autonomy, and the nature of the gaze—were all carefully choreographed in installations that treated major works, early student sketches, and film props equally. Unexpected, poetic, and sometimes humorous situations created the cumulative effect of throwing visitors off balance. The book follows the experimental format of the exhibition, and is conceived as an ironic deconstruction of retrospective format, as well as a critical intervention into the institutional landscape in Zagreb.

2016
208 pages
English/Croatian
Softcover, 16 x 22 cm
ISBN 9788867492503

Mousse Publishing

Designed by Apple in California

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Designed by Apple in California

“Designed by Apple In California” chronicles 20 years of Apple design through 450 photographs of our products and the processes used to make them. A visual history spanning iMac to Apple Pencil, complete with descriptions of innovative materials and techniques, it captures every detail with honesty and intention. Printed on specially milled German paper with gilded matt silver edges, using eight colour separations and low-ghost inks, this hardback volume took more than eight years to create and has been crafted with as much care and attention as the products featured within. It is both a testament and a tribute to the meticulous design, engineering and manufacturing methods that are singularly Apple.

Number of pages: 300
Number of photographs: 450
Photographer: Andrew Zuckerman
Introduction: Jony Ive
Book language: English
Book insert: Translated into selected languages, the insert offers descriptions of the products.
Two sizes: 260×324 mm and 330×413 mm
ISBN numbers: 978-0-9975138-0-6 and 978-0-9975138-1-3
Release date: November 2016

Available at Apple

Gregory Halpern — ZZYZX

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Gregory Halpern
ZZYZX (First edition, First printing)

128 pages
77 colour plates
24 cm x 29 cm
Silkscreen printed hardcover
First edition, first printing

Publication date: September 2016

Mack Books

Impact 1.0 & 2.0

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Impact 1.0: Design magazines, journals and periodicals [1922–73] [Unit 27]
Impact 2.0: Design magazines, journals and periodicals [1974–2016] [Unit 28]

Editors: Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy
Design: Spin/Unit Editions
Essays: Adrian Shaughnessy & Steven Heller

In these two new books you will find the covers of design magazines, journals and periodicals of all kinds. They come from different eras – the 1920s to the present day. They come from many countries – including Japan, India, Russia, Switzerland, USA and Iran. And they cover many topics – graphic design, typography, architecture, interiors, print, theory and history. But above all, they are brilliant specimens of innovative visual design.

There’s no better place to view the stylistic rollercoaster of graphic design than the covers of design magazines – it’s a fast-track education in the history of design and typography. As Steven Heller notes: “As we head deeper into the age of hand-held devices, covers will become obsolete. So, it is for this reason that preserving and archiving these documents of international design, one cover at a time, is beyond useful.”

Unit Editions

MAD Works — MAD Architects

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MAD Works
MAD Architects

The first complete overview of the most important contemporary architecture practice ever to have emerged from China

The skylines of modern China are punctuated by architecture that amazes, inspires, and awes. Many of these structures are the work of new, experimental practices like China-based MAD Architects. MAD Works not only documents the buildings of this group of avant-garde architects but also traces the development of their ideas through associated practice including art, research, and exhibition projects. Organized thematically, the book explores the underlying concepts of MAD Architects’ work. MAD Works is illustrated with photographs, architectural drawings, and 3D visualizations to provide a thorough exploration of MAD Architect’s international portfolio of completed works, unbuilt projects, and future ideas.

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 240 pp
Illustrations: 300 Illustrations
ISBN: 9780714871967

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