The story of The Designers Republic finally reaches print

For the past 30 years The Designers Republic has been tearing up the graphic communication rulebook. Founded by Ian Anderson, the provocative Sheffield-based studio grew from his design work for bands and clubs, before evolving into a creative-led group of individuals. Often described as "the design group that changed design", it's notable that the story of The Designers Republic (TDR) has never made it into a book. Until now.

A recently launched Kickstarter project will explore the story of the studio's outputs, processes and influences for the first time. In the pages of A to Z of The Designers Republic – which we're sure we'll soon be adding to our 30 books every designer should read post – readers will hear from Ian Anderson himself as he shares why the studio works the way it does.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.