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Design & Designer 045 – Non-Format
Preface by Adrian Shaughnessy
Paperback with flaps
bilingual (English and French)
150 x 160mm
Published in 2006
Design & Designer 045 – Non-Format, official blurb: Norwegian Kjell Ekhorn trained as a graphic designer at Central Saint Martins, London, from 1993 to 1996. Jon Forss, who's English, studied at Leicester Polytechnic from 1986 to 1989. After experiences in creative disciplines ranging from advertising to art direction, they founded Non-Format in 2001.
For their clients in the music industry, fashion and advertising, Non-Format create work that defies categorisation – conceiving entire graphic worlds that display ever-greater imagination and inventiveness. This dazzlingly creative duo now work from a studio in London. Their meticulous and pragmatic designs convey a singular poetry and intelligence. Respectful of graphic-design tradition yet averse to convention, they craft a graphic language that is rich, complex, direct and precise. In their role as art directors, they helped revitalise the image of music monthly The Wire from 2001 to 2005.
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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