Today we’re launching the TSA Library. What’s that, you say? Well, periodically we’ll be adding new titles (the very best in art/design books, publications, and movies) to a section of our site called ‘TSA Library’. You can get there by clicking the banner in the left column under ‘Features’. Every time we add something new, we’ll also be giving away one free copy. To enter your name into the drawing, read the info at the bottom of this post.

Less and More
The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

Editors: Klaus Klemp, Keiko Ueki-Polet
Language: bilingual German/English

Publisher: Gestalten
Release: January 2010
Format: 19 × 23 cm
Features: 808 pages, full color, PVC cover, in slipcase

In over 40 years at Braun, Dieter Rams established himself as one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. His elegantly clear visual language not only defined product design for decades, but also our fundamental understanding of what design is and what it can and should do. Elucidating the design philosophy of Dieter Rams, Less and More is the ultimate collection of images of all of Rams’s products as well as selected sketches and models. In addition to the complete visual presentation of his designs, new texts by international experts reevaluate his work in a contemporary context.

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Enter to win a free copy of Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

Gestalten has kindly sent us a copy to giveaway. To enter into the drawing you can either become a member of our Facebook group, follow us on Twitter, or comment on this post. Doing all 3 will up your chances.

Fine print: Drawing ends Sunday, June 27, 2010. Winner will be picked at random. This drawing is open to everyone, even if you live in the far reaches of the planet. Please comment with a valid email so we can find you.

**** Winner announced: Congratulations to Martina Petrelli from Lyon, France. ****

Sarah Thorne

09 June 2010

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Sarah is a graphic designer in London, currently doing work for Topshop as their Creative Designer.

Collective Approach

09 June 2010

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Collective Approach is a new graphic design consultancy based in London.

Bicycle Portraits

25 May 2010

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Everyday South Africans and their bicycles. A photographic book in the making.

Photographers Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler are using the pledge-for-reward Kickstarter social platform to take pre-orders (with benefits) for a photographic book they are working on about contemporary South African bicycle commuter culture.  A $50 pledge for example is essentially a pre-order for the book. If they do not reach their funding goal the project will be cancelled and no pledges will be forwarded from the project backers to them.

Only 23 days left.

Please visit – http://kck.st/c09uOF or www.bicycleportraits.co.za – to get involved or find out more about their project.

Owen Gildersleeve

07 May 2010

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Owen Gildersleeve is a designer and tactile illustrator based in London. Owen is also apart of the great Evening Tweed collective. Compliments of It’s Nice That.

Michael Willis

21 April 2010

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This is the online portfolio of 23 year old graphic artist Michael Willis. Make sure to check out his Forever Heavy video, a great video and a great band.

Stepan Prokop

21 April 2010

Stepan Prokop got in touch with us from the Czech Republic.

Them-And-Us

16 April 2010

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Them-And-Us is an initiative aimed at bringing together 20 European and 20 African visual artists, designers, illustrators and photographers. The project aims to explore the similarities and differences between first and third world views and aesthetics by pairing up artists from Europe with their African counterparts.

Through a series of 20 double sided posters, artists were invited to explore the notion of ‘Them–And–Us’ and the broader theme of tolerance (or intolerance).  Them–And–Us is curated by South African design studio, disturbance, Stockholm resident and graphic designer, Noel Pretorius and British designer/writer Adrian Shaughnessy who wrote and edited the accompanying publication.

Johannes Breyer

13 April 2010

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Johannes Breyer is a young Zurich based graphic designer.

Tom Pollard

07 April 2010

Nice work sent in from Tom Pollard who just launched his new site.