On Monday, I met my fellow comics/culture fiend Mark W at the Design Museum’s Wim Crouwel A Graphic Odyssey. Guest curated by the brilliant Tony Brook of Spin (Hi Tony), this major retrospective of the Dutch design superstar’s work covers his entire career from his start in exhibition design to his role as elder statesman today. A large part of the exhibition covers work created for Total Design, the ground-breaking multidisciplinary firm he helped establish in 1963. This was a great thrill for me as I’d just spent last weekend reading TD 63 – 73, Unit Editions’ new book about Total Design and it was fantastic seeing the work close up. Afterwards, we headed for the shop and bought several pieces of Spin-designed exhibition collateral, but left while we still had enough money for the train fare home.
Recommended, go see!