Contemporary Landscape From the Horizon of Postmodern Design
Published by National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 1985, 166 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 29 cm, Japanese / English
Price: €70

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition, Contemporary Landscape From the Horizon of Postmodern Design, a survey of postmodern design held at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1985.

Featuring the work of Aldo Rossi, Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Arata Isozaki, Ettore Sottsass, Frank Gehry, Fumihiko Maki, Mario Botta, Masanori Umeda, Matteo Thun, Michael Graves, Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Peter Shire, Richard Meier, Robert Venturi, Ron Arad, Daniel Weil, Shiro Kuramata.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1985 #aldorossi #alessandromendini #andreabranzi #arataisozaki #danielweil #design #ettoresottsass #frankgehry #fumihikomaki #italiandesign #mariobotta #masanoriumeda #matteothun #michaelgraves #micheledelucchi #nathaliedupasquier #petershire #postmoderndesign #richardmeier #robertventuri #ronarad #shirokuramata
over het werk van Walter Nikkels, 1989
Published by Rosbeek, Nuth, 1989, 42 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 20 cm, Dutch / English
Price: €19

Produced on the occasion of the awarding of the Charles Nypels Prize to Walter Nikkels, who designed and edited countless books and catalogues, including for the Van Abbemuseum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and for various other Dutch and foreign museums and institutes, invitations, paper money, stamps, posters, logos, house styles, and much more.

Designed by Wigger Bierma & Walter Nikkels.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership. (Some sun damage to the back cover)

#1989 #design #walternikkels #wiggerbierma
Tokyo Papers
Karel Martens
Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2020, 80 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 22 cm, English
Price: €22 (Out of stock)

‘Tokyo Papers’ comprises a collection of 41 monoprints created by Dutch graphic designer and typographer Karel Martens between 2019 and 2020. In 2018, Martens received a package from artist-curator Pierre Leguillon that contained filled-in Japanese forms which he had found at a street market in Tokyo. Martens was intrigued by the collection of thin paper with a rectangular black-blue layer of carbon on the back. In 2019 he started to print on these back sides, but because the overprinting on the carbon layer caused unwanted damage, he switched to printing them on the front sides as well. “The closing image is related to Tokyo in a different way,” he explains.

#2020 #design #karelmartens #romapublications
The Circle
Bruno Munari
Published by Corraini Edizioni, Milan, 2009, 108 pages (b/w ill.), 16 × 16 cm, English
Price: €14

“God is a circle whose centre is everywhere but whose circumference is nowhere”. Circle means perfection, cyclicity, superiority of the divinity, but also instability and movement. Bruno Munari selects and describes in this little, extraordinary encyclopedia, several uses of this fascinating and mysterious form, unstable and hieratic at the same time.

Bruno Munari (24 October, 1907–30 September, 1998) was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non-visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method, movement, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, and creativity.

#2009 #brunomunari #design
Karel Martens
Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2017, 304 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English / German
Price: €44

Produced on the occasion of Motion, a major exhibition by Dutch artist, graphic designer, and educator Karel Martens at Kunstverein München. Co-edited by Martens and Julie Peeters, the bulk of the content for this book comes from the video Not for Resale—a sequence of photographs from Martens’ studio wall in Hoog Keppel in 2000. The videos Lost & Found (2004), and Tol (2008) are also included in the book, as well as a transcription of a conversation between Martens and Kunstverein director Chris Fitzpatrick.

Designed by Julie Peeters.

#2017 #chrisfitzpatrick #design #juliepeeters #karelmartens #kunstvereinmunchen #romapublications
Natural Enemies Of Books: A Messy History Of Women In Printing And Typography
Published by Occasional Papers, London, 2020, 176 pages (b/w ill.), 11 × 19 cm, English
Price: €15.50 (Temporarily out of stock)

Natural Enemies of Books is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, typographers, and typesetters, highlighting the print industry’s inequalities and proposing a takeover of the history of the book. Edited by feminist graphic design collective MMS, the publication includes newly commissioned essays and poems, conversations with former typesetters Inger Humlesjö, Ingegärd Waaranperä, Gail Cartmail, and Megan Downey, and reprints of the original book and other publications.

#2020 #design #occasionalpapers