Pentagram Papers, Volume 36

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Chronicle Books, Dec 28, 2006 - Design - 215 pages
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Celebrated global design firm Pentagram has produced a series of signature annual documents, known as Pentagram Papers, exclusively for clients and colleagues since 1975. On the occasion of the firm's 35-year anniversary, these quirky and influential Papers are collected here together for the first time. Each Paper explores a unique and curious topic of interest to the Pentagram designersMao buttons, the Savoy ballroom, rural Australian mailboxes, and the pop architecture of Wildwood, New Jersey, have all been featured subjects. Included here are not only in-depth reproductions and detailed discussion of the Papers' origins, but also an exclusive new Paper created especially for the book and set into a tray inside its back cover.
 

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Contents

The Pentagram Partnership
7
The Beginning
17
Cultural Phenomena
25
Crop Circles
32
No Waste
44
Hinagata Kimono Pattern Books
50
Personal Passions
91
Kingswalden Notes
116
Collections
125
Stars Stripes
132
Brushes and Brooms
150
Retrospection
167
Of Money and the Divine
174
Through the Window
184
Views from Pentagram New York
190
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Delphine Hirasuna is the principal of Hirasuna Editorial and the editor of the acclaimed design journal @ Issue. Author of several books, she has won numerous design awards. She lives in San Francisco.

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