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30 JUNE 2013

Display: a collection of rare mid 20th century graphic design books

"Display is a curated collection of important modern, mid 20th century graphic design books, periodicals, advertisements and ephemera. Documenting, preserving and providing public access to these original materials will raise the profile of Graphic Design as a source of educational, historical and scholarly analysis for teachers, students, designers and independent researchers. From the rational to the experimental to the playful–our collection is varied and represents a distinct point of view about mid–century graphic design, typography and beyond."

(Patricia Belen and Greg D'Onofrio)



20th centuryadvertisement designadvertising designaestheticsAlan FletcherAlbe Steiner • Alberto Gennari • Aldo Calabresi • Alvin Lustig • Andreas His • Anthony Froshaug • Anton Stankowski • Antonio Boggeri • Atanasio Soldati • Attilio Rossi • Battista Pallavera • Ben Benn • Betoniere Magutt • Bob Noordabook cover designbook designBruno Munari • Carl Bernard Graf • Carlo Dradi • Carlo Pirovano • Carlo Vivarelli • Cinturato Pirelli • communication designcurated collectiondesign aestheticsdesign collectiondesign ephemeradesign for filmdesign formalism • Display (site) • Drei Mal Pro • Eckhard Jung • editorial design • Einladung • Elaine Lustig Cohen • Emil Ruder • Ennio Lucini • Enrico Bona • Enrico Kaneclin • Enzo Mari • Erik Nitsche • Eugenio Carmi • exhibition designformalist design aesthetics • Franco Grignani • Franco Maria Ricci • Fridolin Müller • Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart • Giancarlo Iliprandi • Giorgio Host-Ivessich • Giovanni Broggi • Giovanni Fraschini • Giovanni Frecchiami • Giovanni Pintori • Grafa International • graphic design • graphic design books • graphic design collectiongraphic design history • graphic design periodicals • Grete e Horacio Coppola • Gruetta Girevole • Guido Bergossi • Gyorgy Kepes • Hans Conrad • Hans Neuburg • Hardoy Chair • Heinz Waibl • Herbert Bayer • Herbert Kapitzki • Herbert Matter • Herman Miller Collection • Hermann Eidenbenz • HfG • Hiromu Hara • Hochschule fur Gestaltung • Horacio Coppola • Igildo Biesele • Ikko Tanaka • Ilio Negri • information design • Italo Zannier • Jan Tschichold • Jeder Dieser Drei • Josef Muller-Brockmann • Karl Gerstner • Ladislav Sutnar • layout design • Lester Beall • Lora Lamm • Luigi Minardi • Luigi Oriani • Luigi Veronesi • magazine artmagazine illustrationmagazine layout • Manfred Winter • Mario Perondi • Massimo Vignellimaterial cultureMax Bill • Max Huber • Michele Provinciali • mid 20th-century • Miglia di Monza • modern design • modern graphic design • modern graphic design collection • Morton Goldsholl • Nelly Rudin • Noel Martin • Otl Aicher • Pasquale Casonato • Paul Rand • Paul Renner • Paul Schuitema • Piero Gandolfi • Piet Zwart • Pino Tovaglia • Randolfo Asti • rare books • Raymond GFeller • Remo Muratore • Richard Paul Lohse • Robert Buchler • Roberto Sambonet • Roland Aeschlimann • Ryuichi Yamashiro • Schweizer Grafiker • Sepp Deimel • Siegfried Odermatt • Swiss Style • Tomas Gonda • Tonino Boschiroli • twentieth-century design • typographic art • typographyvisual communication • Walter Cyliax • Will Burtin • William Fleming • Wim CrouwelXanti Schawinsky • Yoshio Hayakawa • Yusaku Kamekura • Yves Zimmermann


Simon Perkins
13 APRIL 2011

The Design Research Unit: 1942 -72 [UK touring exhibition]

Friday 15 April – Friday 13 May 2011, Bonington Gallery, Bonington building, NTU City site, Nottingham, UK. This is a Cubitt Gallery touring exhibition.

"Formed in London in 1942, The Design Research Unit were responsible for some of the most important design produced in post–war Britain. They pioneered a model for multidisciplinary practice, being the first consultancy in the country to bring together expertise in architecture, graphics and industrial design. By the 1970s it was one of the largest and most established design offices in Europe.

This exhibition is the first of its kind, mapping the history of the group and the currency of their designs. It spans more than four decades of their work, focusing on some of their most significant projects and charting their ambition to bring elegant and functional design to all sections of society. It covers three phases of activity; the group's early origins and founder members, initial work in exhibition design and the Unit's role in devising some of the first and most comprehensive corporate design schemes commissioned for British industry.

The Design Research Unit: 1942 –72 will be open to the general public on 15 April 2011. Admission is free."

(Nottingham Trent University, UK)



19421970s2011architectureauthorshipBonington GalleryBritish designBritish industryBritish Rail • commercial design • consultancy • corporate design • corporate identitycreative practice • Cubitt Gallery • design formalismdesign historydesign researchDesign Research UnitDRUexhibitionexhibition designgraphicshistoryindustrial designinterdisciplinaryNottinghamNTUpioneeringpostwarrail • touring exhibition • UKvisual communication


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