Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Designers Republic Closes Down

A design by The Designers Republic for A Word Of Science: The First And Final Chapter by Nightmares On Wax (Warp Records, 1991)

The Designers Republic, an influential and often imitated graphic design studio of Sheffield, England, has closed down in January. tDR was among all known for the record sleeve designs for Warp Records, also based in Sheffield, that were there to define the look for the early-1990s electronic music subculture. The tDR designs -- a treasure trove for anyone into visual semantics -- have been known for their bright colours, immersing in their stylistic characteristics among all Japanese manga/anime style, the 1920s Russian Constructivism, corporate logos (with a healthy amount of anti-consumerist irony) and a bit of cyberdelia.

  • The Designers Republic Remembered @ Creative Review blog

  • The Designers Republic search results @ YouTube
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