A brand new brochure appears at a decade of design by Christopher Doyle & Co.
49 posters by Christopher Doyle & Co show ten years of “curious and beautiful” projects at the Sydney-based studio, with an emphasis on its wealth of work for the cultural sector
It's a narrow volume of only 64 pages, but it underscores Christopher Doyle & Co's clever design approach, especially when it comes to mixing type and photography. Posters for bands like The Jezabels and Chet Faker appear alongside works for galleries and theaters.
"The studio is loved for having fun with words and names, and most of the language game on their posters is based on developing customer identities," writes Mark Gowing in the introduction to the brochure. “Often disrespectful, always intelligent, the studio has a habit of distilling communication in a curious and beautiful way. They deconstruct and reconstruct language to have fun, create poetry, and make you remember. "
Highlights include the studio's Hamlet campaign, created for Bell Shakespeare, featuring an impressively elegant skull, an iconic Spotify poster, and a delightfully blatant campaign for photographer Amanda Thorson.
The book also includes the original manifesto that started the studio and which, as Gowing claims in the intro, "was ripped off by half the design industry."
49 posters by Christopher Doyle & Co are being published by Formist Editions for $ 42. formisteditions.com