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Unit/10 Bundle 2: Design History

Unit/10 Bundle 2: Design History


These archive titles examine the role of design in three distinct spheres – the creation of covers of design magazines and journals from 1920s to the present day; punk and post-punk record sleeves from the 1970s and 80s; and the utopian efforts of the Soviet VNIITE institution, which aimed to bring about a new world via its radical, future-facing design ethos. 

Impact 1.0: Design magazines, journals and periodicals [1922–73] and Impact 2.0: Design magazines, journals and periodicals [1974–2016]
This two-volume survey of some of the best covers of design magazines, journals and periodicals produced from the 1920s to the present day takes in titles dedicated to graphic design, typography, architecture, interiors, print, theory and history. Each example is a brilliant specimen of innovative visual design.

Action Time Vision: Punk & Post-Punk 7" Record Sleeves
A celebration of DIY graphics from the punk and post-punk eras, Action Time Vision shines a light on outsider graphic design. All you needed were a few a sheets of Letraset and access to a photocopier – and you could make your own record covers. And lots of people did just that. The work comes from the collections of Russ Bestley and Tony Brook.

VNIITE: Discovering Utopia – Lost Archives of Soviet Design
This book tells the previously untold story of the VNIITE – the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Technical Aesthetics. Formed in Soviet Russia in 1962, by the design visionary Yuri Soloviev, this vast network contained Moscow’s most progressive designers. Alexandra Sankova and Olga Druzhinina’s fascinating book brings the story of this remarkable organisation – and its work – to life.

Buy these four books together for £85.00 (RRP £120.00).
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As part of our celebrations marking ten years in publishing, we’re delighted to announce three very special Unit/10 bundles. Each pack offers up big savings on some of our most popular titles and brings together books on the themes of Pioneers of Design, Design History and Making Work