What design scene is as diverse or cosmopolitan, more rich in influences and references, as packed with new trends and original ideas, as teeming with talent and ambition than the UK? To stand out in this overcrowded arena, British graphic designers have had to make their work ever more clever and polished, better informed. This fuels the distinctive, refined styles of such artists as Mark Farrow, Sea, Spin, Browns, Fuel, James Joyce, Zak, Studio 8 and Bibliotek. With such a wealth of talent and material, the main question in compiling a book on the best of new British design is not what to put in, but what to leave out. Stylistic novelty and visual distinctiveness are our key parameters, rather than background or reputation. RGB features artists from highly diverse backgrounds, at all different stages in their careers, from household names to the newest young talents. RGB captures the UK's explosively vibrant and unpredictable realm of graphic design, in over 400 pages packed with exciting visual material.
Including new projects by: A2, Abc-xyz (Julian Morey), A Practise For Everyday Life, BB Saunders, Bcmh, Biblioteque, Browns (Jonathan Ellery & Nick Jones) Build (Michael Place), Matt Dent, Eat Sleep Work Play, Eh?, Fl@33, Hellovon, Mark Farrow, Made Thought, Multistorey, NB Studio, Non-Format, One Fine Day (James Joyce), Practise (James Goggin), RGB, Saturday, Sea, Spin, Studio 8, The Designers Republic, Universal Everything (Matt Pyke), Value & Service, William Hall (James Musgrave), Yes Studio, Zak.
Richard Brereton began his career in the London and NY art markets, before producing for independent television and the BBC. Currently the editor of Graphic Magazine, he is launching a new visual arts magazine in January 2009. He is the author of Quarterbound, to be published by Laurence King Publishers in the Spring of 2009. The tireless author of a large body of unpublished fiction, Marc Valli is better known as the founder of successful retail and bookselling company Magma and the visual art magazine Graphic.