One of my favourite pastimes is sitting down with a cup of tea and my Graphis annuals. They have been a huge inspiration on my work and always manage to get me unstuck when I hit a creative brick wall. I used to take trips over to St brides and request for whole decades to peruse much to the dismay of the librarian! but as I started to earn a few pennies from illustration, I decided it was high time to build my own library thanks primarily to Sebastien Hayez over at designers-books I am now the proud owner of most of the 60’s and 70’s annuals.
Anyhoo, back to the point of the post! I was delighted to see the second best and cheaper option to owning a set of originals has come out in the form of a book compiled by Thierry Hausermann.
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Graphis Annual – The Essential 1952/1986 – Published by IDPURE
An important addition to the shelf of any graphic designer!
240 pages, 24 x 30.5, hardcover + sleeve (English/French/German) Compiled and edited by Thierry Hausermann. The pages presented in this book have been selected from a series of 35 volumes published under the name Graphis Annual by Graphis for a number of years, ranging from the first piece of work published in 1952 to the last one in 1986. Divided into double-pages reproduced from the original books, the content of the examples presented in the current volume has been selected by choosing themes which have already demonstrated their visual rebirth during recent years.