It’s December. A month that is full of parties, drinking, deadlines, ironic jumpers and endless poultry. And, the annual crisis of choosing what to buy for your mother, your friends, your colleagues, your neighbour and your significant other
We know time is tight, and that end-of-year shopping is a nightmare, so in the spirit of giving, we’ve made a list of gifts, from Pentagram, to suit every budget.
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Naresh Ramchandani and Marina Willer explain the thinking behind this year’s Pentagram holiday card.
We have spent a long time working together and often speak about how, like many other people who do what we do, we have developed an allergy to corporate jargon.
We often laugh at a story from when Naresh worked with a man who, on their very first meeting, said the task he wanted him to achieve was “mission critical.” The task was to add a couple of pages to a corporate site, not to hack through a jungle or to take a ring to a volcano. Was it that critical? Well, given that he only had to amend an ‘About’ page, the failure to do so was neither going to halt the “mission,” —if that’s what it was—or kill anyone in particular.
To celebrate the reprint of the second issue of Blueprint, we’re uploading Deyan Sudjic’s interview with its cover star Daniel Weil.
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William Russell and team have designed a standalone shop and production office for Margaret Howell in Florence, Italy. The shop and office bring the British design company closer to their Italian suppliers, and is the brand’s first production facility outside of the UK.
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.