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

Poster Exhibition at NRML Festival – Elias Hanzer

Part of Poster Exhibition at NRML Festival Elias Hanzer

Elias Hanzer

Exposition Creative Sport pour le Graphic Design Festival Paris – Pierre Vanni Poster

Exposition Creative Sport pour le Graphic Design Festival Paris — Paris, Londres, New York, 2017

Pierre Vanni

Bar Strelka 18.03

Bar Strelka 18.03
Hysteric (AU)
Misha Geleyn

Design by Anna Kulachek

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

Unit Editions

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

Unit Editions

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’.

Unit Editions

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.

Unit Editions

Tandoori Yokoo – Koshimaki-Osen

koshimaki-osen-tandanori-yokoo

Tandoori Yokoo
Koshimaki-Osen Poster

Tadanori Yokoo – Made in Japan

tadanori-yokoo-made-in-japan-poster

Tadanori Yokoo
Made in Japan, Tadanori Yokoo, Having Reached a Climax at the Age of 29, I Was Dead
Poster, 1965

Jung Hyun Cho – SHOW for MPQ

77_670

66_670

Jung Hyun Cho

Jung Hyun Cho – MPQ!MPQ!MPQ!MPQ!

33_670

Jung Hyun Cho

Marken+Zeichen Poster

marken-and-zeichen-poster

(The)dream weaver : one boy’s journey through the landscape of reality

park-jinhan-poster-thedream-weaver

Designed by Park Jinhan

Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister

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