Sunday, May 10, 2009

tDR R.I.P.

The Designers Republic

I don't know why I'm just learning about this now, but apparently Sheffield, UK based design firm The Designers Republic have shut their doors.

tDR were immensely influential in the design world. During my brief stint in the graphic world in the late 90's/early 00's, they we're the top of the heap and were the ones we looked towards for experimental cues. You could probably see traces of their aesthetic within the work or yours truly. To me they were basically a visualization or electronic music during that time and not just because they designed the covers of many of the canonical releases of that time. It was a visualization of sound and space.