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my copy of unit editions’ excellent book supergraphics arrived in the post a few days ago… and it does what it says on the box, it is super: a really well made and researched book, the term ‘supergraphics’ was actually coined in the late sixties/early seventies and was… i quote:

…an architectural movement in the 1960s and 70s that saw architects attempt to ‘remove solidity, gravity, even history’ by the simple act of applying paint and graphics to the interior and exterior surfaces of buildings… the result was an eruption of dazzling graphic imagery that used scale, chromatic verve, and visual sleight-of-hand to achieve aesthetic and social aims. Yet it is a body of work that rarely attracts the attention of design historians and commentators…

definitely worth getting hold of a copy if this area of design interests you at all…

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