Graphic Design: History In The Writing (1983-2011). Occasional Papers.

Posted in art, books, distribution, graphic design, typography, writing on June 13th, 2012
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Graphic Design: History In The Writing (1983-2011).

The first anthology of its kind, Graphic Design: History in the Writing (1984–2011) comprises some of the most influential published texts about graphic design history. The book documents the development of the relatively young field of graphic design history from 1983 to today, underscoring the aesthetic, theoretical, political and social tensions that have underpinned it from the beginning. Included in the anthology are texts by:

Jeremy Aynsley
Steve Baker
Andrew Blauvelt
Piers Carey
François Chastanet
Wen Huei Chou
Denise Gonzales Crisp
Brian Donnelly
Johanna Drucker
Steven Heller
Richard Hollis
Robin Kinross
Ellen Lupton
Victor Margolin
Ellen Mazur Thomson
Philip B. Meggs
Gérard Mermoz
Abbott Miller
Rick Poynor
Martha Scotford
Catherine de Smet
Teal Triggs
Massimo Vignelli
Bridget Wilkins

Edited by Catherine de Smet and Sara De Bondt

D 25€


Pablo Bronstein: Pissoir. Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Posted in art, distribution, exhibition catalogue, history on October 1st, 2011
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Pablo Bronstein: Pissoir. Kunsthal Charlottenborg

This book is published on the occasion of Pablo Bronstein: Pissoir, at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in 2011, curated by Mark Sladen. It includes a foreword by Mark Sladen, essays by Keith Miller (The Poetics of Waste/Affaldets poetik) and Dominique Laporte (History of Shit/Lortets Historie), images of Pablo Bronstein’s work, and an appendix with schematic plans by Melissa Appleton.

96 pages
Danish / English
Editing by Mark Sladen and Kristine Schiess Hojmose
Design by Sara De Bondt studio

D 8€


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The Final Word. RCA CA&D 2011

Posted in art, design, graphic design, illustration on August 31st, 2011
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The Final Word. – RCA CA&D, edited by David Gibson, Livia Lima, Susanne Stahl, Jigna Chauhan, Vanessa Boni

This publication is a compilation of three books featuring work by Communication Art and Design students at the Royal College of Art. Guest artists, designers, illustrators, alumni and RCA tutors have all responded to three starter topics:

Book 1 – Fact and Fiction in a Digital Context. A text by Holly Francis that discusses the loss of authorship in the online environment, asking, who is the author? And what defines reality?

Book 2 – The Value of Things. An image of a postcard generated by Lola Halifa-Legrand exploring material artefacts in a digital environment, sent to RCA students by email.

Book 3 – New Models for Publishing. An online platform created by Pedro Cid Proença, where users can comment on the text as a whole, a section of it, or on a comment made by another user.

Contributors include Abäke, Europa, Julia, Stewart Smith, Adrian Shaughnessy and Sara de Bondt

D 13€


A Circular #1

Posted in art, design, Motto Berlin store, writing on July 27th, 2011
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A Circular #1

A Circular #1 – Summer 2011 was edited and designed by Pedro Cid Proença and Alfonso Martins.

It includes the following:

– The Chair of Decency by Stefan Themerson

– Never Odd or Even by Fay Nicolson

– Under the Counter-Culture by Robin Fior

– The Impostor by Nathanael West

– Open Letter to Monotype by Open Source Publishing

– A Knight in the White House, A Quarrel with a Post

Marxist by Mathew Whittington

– Middle of Nowhere (continued) by Will Holder

– Notes of intention for a letter to the film by Maël

Fournier- Comte

– Throwing A Rubber Band in the Air by Xavier Antin

English / 112 pages

D 9€


Un-Scene, published by WIELS

Posted in art, books, exhibition catalogue, Motto Berlin store on May 4th, 2011
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Un-Scene, catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Un-Scene, at Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 29.11.2008 – 22.02.2009.

Participating artists:
Agence / Agency / Agentschap, Stephan Balleux, Aline Bouvy & John Gillis, Vaast Colson, François Curlet, Michael Dans, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, Lucile Desamory, Vincent Geyskens, Tina Gillen, Geert Goiris, Valérie Mannaerts, Xavier Mary, Benoit Platéus, Frédéric Platéus, Jimmy Robert, Gert Robijns, Harald Thys & Jos De Gruyter, Heidi Voet.

Design by Sara De Bondt and H I T.

D 5€

History in the Making: Workshop 1 & The Form of the Book Book (2nd edition) 01.12.2010 Forde/Motto, Geneva

Posted in books, graphic design, workshop on November 24th, 2010
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History in the Making: Workshop 1
01.12.2010, 2pm – 6pm
Forde/Motto hosts a public workshop developed by Sara De Bondt and Catherine de Smet on the histories and historiography of graphic design, involving a group of students from the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne and their tutor Roland Früh. The first in a series, the workshop is aimed at compiling material for a reader on graphic design history, to be published by Occasional Papers, coinciding with the ‘Graphic Design: History in the Making’ conference at St. Bride Library (London), 6 May 2011.

The Form of the Book Book (2nd edition)
01.12.2010, 6pm
Launch of the second edition of The Form of the Book Book, edited by Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge. Special drinks will be served.

11, rue de la Coulouvrenière
CH-1204 Genève
+41 (0)22 321 68 22