Book — BMDD041
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Design & Designer 041 – Insect
Paperback with flaps
Bilingual (English and French)
150 x 160mm
Published in 2005
Design & Designer 041 – Insect, official blurb: London graphics duo, founded in London in 1998, divide their time between commissions and experimentation, and draw much of their inspiration from urban culture (hip hop, graffiti, etc.).
London's Victoria and Albert Museum has acquired some of their most recent personal pieces. A highly versatile pair, Paul Humphrey and Luke Davies are also musicians with their electronic-music bands The House of Fix and Wolves. Their shared fascination with hexapods and dark atmospheres has spawned a disquieting and colourful world inhabited by chimeric and monstrous creatures. Their output is a blend of illustration, typography and photography. They work both for indie music labels and for international companies such as MTV, Adidas and Motorola. For the past two years they have been helping promote street artists such as Banksy through the online art gallery Pictures On Walls.
Created by: Insect
Paris-based Pyramyd Editions has regularly been publishing monographs since 2002 featuring work by selected artists, graphic and product designers. These bilingual monographs form part of a series called Design & Designer. The books contain introductions and descriptions in French and English for the many featured project visuals. Each publication title has a serial number (such as Designer & Designer 033 – FL@33).
In some cases – especially within the first 25 of the series – a second and even third edition was published with fresh new content and a 'v.2' or 'v.3' added to the book title. Other titles go out of print and do not seem to be reprinted in the foreseeable future (such as Antoine+Manuel's book for example). At time of writing this text the Designer & Designer series already reached serial number 086.
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