The performing arts magazine “2wice” was a sigh of relief when it came. Experimental and readable – which was rare in the 90s. Pentagram partner Abbott Miller is one of the greats and this book, “Design and Content”, will show you why. Enjoy!
Design and Content is a 272-page compendium of Abbott Miller’s design and design thinking, starting with his training at the Cooper Union in the early 1980s, through the formation of Design Writing Research, the groundbreaking studio he co-founded with Ellen Lupton in 1989, and on to his work at Pentagram, where he has been a partner since 1999.
Miller takes readers through projects ranging from books, magazines, and identities to exhibitions, environmental graphics, apps and wallpaper. The book includes a diverse range of projects for clients such as Harley-Davidson, the Guggenheim, Vitra, Knoll, Formica, and Rolling Stone, as well as Miller’s pioneering work as an art director and editor, most notably for the visual and performing arts foundation 2wice. The book highlights his collaborations with artists such as Matthew Barney, Yoko Ono, William Kentridge, Twyla Tharp and Merce Cunningham, and architects Thom Mayne (Morphosis), Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
The book features a foreword by Rick Poynor and an essay by Ellen Lupton. The book also includes a new essay by Miller, as well as three pieces originally written for Eye. A roundtable conversation on contemporary design practice with fellow Pentagram partners Michael Bierut, Eddie Opara and Paula Scher concludes the book.
Abbott Miller: Design and Content
Foreword by: Ellen Lupton
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publ. year: 2014
Illustrations: 350 colour
Width x height: 213 x 255 (mm)
Weight: 1550 g