A miniature edition of Symbol is due to be published in August. Authored by Pentagram partner Angus Hyland, with Steven Bateman, it condenses the appeal of the original 2011 book into a new, smaller format.
“The idea behind the book is to explore the visual language of symbols according to their most basic element: form,” Hyland writes. “We have brought together symbols conceived all over the world, in different times and for different purposes, and categorized them by visual types.”
The book lays these symbols out in a manner divested of all agendas, meanings, and messages that might be given by their customary contexts, isolating them so that the reader can enjoy them as a pictorial language in their own right.
This week sees the release of the critically acclaimed sci-fi horror-film Under the Skin, directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson as an extra-terrestrial cruising the streets of Glasgow. The film is based on the Michel Faber novel published in 2000 by Canongate.
Angus Hyland designed the first edition of the book which had an initial run of only 2,000 copies. The design featured a semi-transparent flesh-textured jacket over a black and white image.
December 2014 marks the 10th birthday of Sage Gateshead, one of Britain’s leading music centres in the Northeast of England. During the past ten years Sage Gateshead, built by Foster + Partners, has had a footfall of over five million people, hosting a variety of musical performances from classical to pop to folk.
Autumn is now here which sets the tone for the release of two new Cass Art bags, Orange Lake Deep and Ultramarine, created by Angus Hyland with the help of Cass Art designer and Pentagram Alumni Jamie Hearn.
Cass Art was keen to develop an online retail platform to increase reach, visibility and sales. The main aim was to create a website that not only sold products but also demonstrated Cass Art’s specialty knowledge in the artist supplier arena. A key part of the brief was make sure that the Cass Art experience customers received in-store was translated to an online platform and that this retained all brand elements previously developed by Hyland and fellow Pentagram partner, William Russell.
For this year the AGI Congress‘ special project focused on the quintessentially British past time of drinking tea, an appropriate brief given the theme of the Congress was dialogue. Much like the annual meeting of the AGI Congress, drinking tea is eagerly anticipated, a communal gathering for friends to share ideas and inspirations.