The Pentagram Papers packaged and released

For years I've always been a big fan of the work - and writings - of the design industry powerhouse Pentagram. Since 1975 the firm has issued the Pentagram Papers, a limited edition series of booklets that examine “curious, entertaining, stimulating, provocative, and occasionally controversial points of view” related to design. Published once or twice a year, the Papers have been distributed exclusively to friends and clients. In recognition of the company's 35th anniversary, the Papers have been collected and make their public debut in a new book, The Pentagram Papers, recently released by Chronicle Books in the US, and to be followed by a February rollout from Thames & Hudson in the UK.

Each Pentagram Paper explores a unique topic of interest—from the lights of London’s famed Savoy hotel to the pop architecture of Wildwood, New Jersey; from the mailboxes of rural Australia to the classroom aids of Mexico. The Pentagram Papers includes a detailed discussion of the series’ origins, reproductions of the 35 entries so far, and tucked in the back, a complete new paper, Marks of Africa, number 36 in the series. The book was conceived and designed by Pentagram partner Kit Hinrichs.

Note: Photo courtesy of Pentagram

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