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Design Insights from Deyan Sudjic

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On Tuesday 3 February Deyan Sudjic gave a talk at Pentagram’s London studio,  where he shared thoughts from his latest book B for Bauhaus.

An architect by training, Deyan is the Director of the Design Museum, which next year will complete a £80 million move from Tower Hill to the Commonwealth Institute in West London. Before taking the helm at the Design Museum, he was director of Glasgow UK City of Architecture and the Venice Architecture Biennale. He was also the Editor of Domus Magazine from 2000 to 2004, and was Founding Editor of Blueprint Magazine from 1983 to 1996.

Read highlights from his talk after the jump.


02/06/2015 | Permalink

Celebrating ‘Design and Content’

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Pentagram’s friends, clients and colleagues recently gathered at our New York studio to celebrate the publication of Abbott Miller: Design and Content, the new monograph by Abbott Miller. In the book, out now from Princeton Architectural Press, Miller assumes both roles of designer and author, taking readers through his process of designing identities, books, magazine, exhibitions, environmental graphics, and digital projects, including groundbreaking work for clients and collaborators including the Guggenheim, Harley-Davidson, Vitra, Knoll, Formica, Rolling Stone and 2wice.

The New York Times Book Review has just highlighted Design and Content in its year-end roundup of notable design books. In his review, Steven Heller writes that the “engaging design book…offers a neutral frame for a precisionist practice” that, in Miller’s words, balances “the hedonism of the eye and the obligations of function, message and content.”

A Lesson in Publishing with Adrian Shaughnessy

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Adrian Shaughnessy  is a graphic designer, senior tutor at the RCA and writer based in London. He is also a founding partner at Unit Editions, a publishing venture that produces high-quality and good value books on graphic design and visual culture.

On Thursday 5 December, Adrian gave a talk at Pentagram’s London studio, where he shared some insights into his experiences as a designer in the publishing industry.

Here’s what we learnt.


12/05/2014 | Permalink