B’oops 2021 – Here are the new titles of our open library

B’OOPS is the open library of We Meet Brands, which every month we strive to expand with ever-new volumes and rarities. Anyone can go to the
studio and consult it freely. Here is the list of titles we have collected this year:

 

Title
Richtlinien und Normen für die visuelle Gestaltung – Organisations komitee für die Spiele der XX. Olympiade München 1972

Author
Otl Aicher

Publisher
Niggli

Publication date
2019

Otl Aicher was commissioned to design the “cheerful” Olympic Games in Munich 1972. He systematically and scientifically approached this task and liberated visual communication from national pathos by reducing it to the essential in the Bauhaus sense: the use. The manual, completed in 1967, contains a flexible system of colors, forms, and fonts on twenty-two fold-out sheets that enabled Aicher’s team and partners to “play freely” and saved “unnecessary preparatory work and time-consuming detailed decisions.”

 

Title
The fly and the spider

Author
Bruno Monguzzi

Publisher
Casagrande

Publication date
2016

“Boggeri calls me into his studio and begins to tell me a story about spiders and cobwebs. And with its beautiful hands, hands the nicest I’ve ever touched, track different types of spider webs in space. Finally comes to graphics and tells me that often the graphics Switzerland is perfect, but often a perfectly useless. Useful, the Web would become only when broken from Moscow. So, that he began this search for meaning in my work. ”

 

Title
Dimension of Two

Author
Norm – Dimitri Bruni, Manuel Krebs, Ludovic Varone, Zürich

Publisher
Norm – Dimitri Bruni, Manuel Krebs, Ludovic Varone, Zürich

Publication date
2019

While producing innovative typefaces, books, posters, and corporate designs, Norm also pursues research projects that explore the limits of graphic design. ‘Dimension of Two’ accompanies Norm’s first museum exhibition, ‘It’s Not Complicated’, at the Museum of Design Zurich. This book presents their vision of the most fundamental elements and laws of graphic art, both today and in the future.

 

Title
New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

Author
Massimo Vignelli, Bob Noorda, Unimark International

Publisher
Standards Manual, LLC

Publication date
2014

The NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual contains scans of Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda’s (Unimark) modernist masterpiece. The manual describes the design and construction for the iconic NYC subway signs that we still see and use today, but above all it’s a beautiful and important piece of design history.

 

Title
Typographic architectures

Author
Wim Crouwel, Catherine de Smet, Emmanuel Berard

Publisher
Éditions B42

Publication date
2021

As a major figure in contemporary European graphic design, Wim Crouwel has widely influenced the history of the discipline through his extensive practice of design, applied both to the cultural and commercial field.
This book testifies the diversity of his work and analyzes his wide range of production in diverse fields such as visual identities, publishing, or poster creation.

 

Title
30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter

Author
Ecole Cantonale D’art De Lausanne

Publisher
Lars Muller Publishers

Publication date
2017

30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter examines the years from 1960 to 1990, that correspond to a period of transition in which many factors profoundly affected and transformed the fields of typography and graphic design. The book includes a large number of works from well-known and lesser-known designers such as Emil Ruder, Helmut Schmid, Wolfgang Weingart, and many others.

 

Title
Dieter Rams: The Complete Works

Author
Klaus Klemp

Publisher
Phaidon Press

Publication date
2020

“Chances are if you’ve shaved with an electric razor, blow-dried your hair, or sparked up a cigarette in the past 60 years, you owe a debt of gratitude to Dieter Rams.” – New York Times. Made in close collaboration with Rams himself, this catalogue raisonné is the ultimate reference on one of the most influential product designers of all time.

 

Title
Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Author
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Francesca Giacomelli

Publisher
Electa

Publication date
2020

Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli examines over 60 years of activity of one of Italy’s greatest masters and theorists of design. The exhibition consists of a historical section and a series of contributions from international artists and designers who have been invited to pay tribute to Mari with site-specific installations and new, specially commissioned works.

 

Title
Full Scale False Scale

Author
Experimental Jetset

Publisher
Roma Publications

Publication date
2019

“Full Scale False Scale” focuses on a single project: the large, site-specific installation that the studio created for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Part reader, part collage, the book forms a subjective archive of research material, just as constructed as the installation itself – an investigation that took them from esoteric colour theories to dark political alliances, and from modernist diagonals to postmodern arches.

 

Title
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Graphics Standards Manual

Author
Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn

Publisher
Standards Manual

Publication date
2015

The NASA Graphics Standards Manual by Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn is a futuristic vision for an agency at the cutting edge of science and exploration. The book features a foreword by Richard Danne, an essay by Christopher Bonanos, scans of the original manual (from Danne’s personal copy), reproductions of the original NASA 35mm slide presentation, and scans of the ‘Managers Guide’, a follow up booklet distributed by NASA.

 

Title
The documenta 14 Reader

Author
Documenta, Quinn Latimer e Adam Szymczyk

Publisher
Prestel

Publication date
2017

The main catalogue of documenta 14 will take the form of a reader, evoking the various meanings associated with the term. The documenta 14 reader will both reflect the reading subject and the subject who reads or recites to an audience—emphasizing the importance of literature, orality, performance, pedagogy, and radical reception for the documenta 14 project overall—as well as comprise a critical anthology that features international theoretical, historical, and literary writing that explores and expands on the attendant exhibitions in Athens and Kassel.

 

Title
No Magic In Riso

Author
O.OO Risograph & Design

EDITORE
O.OO Risograph & Design

Publication date
2020

The result of two years of research by O.OO, a graphic design studio based in Taipei, the main focus of this publication is colour separation and experimentation with images. The studio does not claim the colour separation methods described here to be absolute or the “right” way, but offer resources in hopes that they can provide helpful advice in practice while on the path to professionalism in this field.