244 x 324 x 30mm
Pentagram is probably the best known design company in the world, and certainly among the most influential. It is the doyen of design groups, whose star-studded cast of partners has generated graphic, architectural and product design of consistent excellence for more than twenty years.
'The Compendium' is the first major survey of the group since 1978. The book achieves a rare and important insight into Pentagram's creative durability, and for the first time documents the American dimension to its output, with work from the group's offices in New York and San Francisco as well as from London.
Organized in five sections, 'The Compendium' brings together throughts, essays and work from Pentagram's individual partners to reveal the depth of the group's resources. The book explores the knowledge and thought processes behind the ideas that are the foundation of the group's reputation. It demonstrates Pentagram's range and the diversity of its clients, and looks at the partners' activities and attitudes beyond their commercial work.
Illustrated throughout with work for a host of clients around the work and showing Pentagram from the inside, this book is a source of inspiration and fascination to everybody involved in and affected by design.