Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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Unit Edition’s new monograph FHK Henrion: The Complete Designer seeks to elevate the identity of the often overlooked but prolific German designer who was contemporaries of Paul Rand, Saul Bass, and Otl Aicher. Relocating to Britain at the onset of World War II, Henrion was briefly detained by English forces as an ‘enemy alien’ before making a name for himself designing propaganda posters for the British and American forces. He went on to become “the founding father of modern corporate identity in Europe” producing celebrated identities for KLM Airlines and retailer C&A. A notable thinker and speaker, he taught design around the world. This new 500+ page publication will ensure that Henrion’s colorful and remarkably modern work will educate and enlighten a new era of design talent.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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