Title: Spin: 360° [Unit 19]
Concept: Tony Brook
Edition of 2000
Spin: 360º is an inspiring visual feast that shines a light on visual communication of the 21st century at its peak. It is a mix of in-depth interviews, essays, Spin’s work, behind-the-scenes images and wonderful contributions from a broad spectrum of well-respected designers including Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister, Ben Bos, Wim Crouwel … with a foreword from artist and author Edmund de Waal. People of Print
Spin: 360° documents the studio’s 20-year history … But it also aims to redefine what a contemporary design monograph can be, with Tony and his team keen to create an honest three dimensional portrait of one of the best studios around. Rob Alderson, It’s Nice That
Continuing the specialist publishing company’s run of beautifully-designed and thoroughly researched editions, Spin: 360º explores the last two decades of the design studio’s work, featuring insight and essays from some of the most influential names in the industry. YCN
Tucked inside its hardback cover are 520 pages of meticulous detail into every aspect of Spin’s work in identity, print, image, retail, digital and environmental graphics, as well as the studio’s self-directed activities in publishing, curating and collecting. Desktop
Unit Edition’s latest book focuses on Tony Brook’s Spin studio and it’s 520 pages of excellent content that go above and beyond your typical monograph. Armin Vit, Brand New
Spin: 360º is a portrait of one of London’s leading design studios. It is a 520pp monograph that looks in mouth-watering detail at every aspect of Spin’s work in identity, print, moving image, retail, digital and environmental graphics, as well as the studio’s self-directed activities in publishing, curating and collecting.
But it isn’t just the usual image dump of work. In fact, it’s the studio monograph reborn for the 21st century: honest, revealing and bursting with specially designed and art-directed content. Above all else, it’s a guide to survival, growth, and maintaining creative excellence over 20 years.
As well as interviews and essays by Spin’s two founders – Tony Brook and Patricia Finegan – the book has texts by Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister, Ben Bos, Wim Crouwel, Rick Poynor, Steven Heller, Patrick Burgoyne and artist and author Edmund de Waal.
A year in the making, Spin: 360º is Unit Editions’ most ambitious book to date. It’s essential reading for anyone who wants to lift the lid on a successful creative studio.
Colour: Four colour litho print+two Pantone colours
Special Features: Cut short dust jacket, Cover foil blocked, 120gsm Munken Lynx
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