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.


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

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Impact 1.0 & 2.0














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.”

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