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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.”
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.
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