The Designers Republic

Recent articles about The Designers Republic

Reputations: Ian Anderson

Issue 71, Spring 2009


‘When I took a back seat to allow TDR to grow beyond me, it died; its creative spark was crushed . . . the more I took myself out of the equation to see if it could do better without me, the more obvious it became that Ian Anderson and The Designers Republic were inseparable.’

A waking dream

Issue 53, Autumn 2004


The notion of the brand and its plausible functions have been derailed and abstracted

Architectural fallout

Issue 41, Autumn 2001


In the centre of the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana is a big new office block…

Vanishing point

Issue 41, Autumn 2001


A slender idea is inflated to attention-grabbing proportions. Critique by Rick Poynor

Why a nifty logo is no longer enough

Issue 14, Autumn 1994


Corporate identity’s success may also be its undoing. The fear of making mistakes has led to a bland sameness in corporate design

Recent blog posts about The Designers Republic

Offset Sheffield 2016: day two

11 November 2016
Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Photography, Reviews, Technology

Florence Blanchard, LEGO, Shane Griffin, Ben Bos, Laura Carlin, Sabrina Bongiovanni, TDR, Cat Powell, Morag Myerscough & Droga5 in Sheffield
The second of two reports from Offset Sheffield … written by final-year students at Sheffield…

Classic Collections – Back to the 90s

11 February 2016
Design history, Graphic design, New media, Technology, Typography, Visual culture

Surf back down the information superhighway to a time when the World Wide Web was thrillingly new – with Eye nos. 14, 16, 23 & 25
Most early editions of Eye magazine are out of print. However a handful from the…

Graphic design history to boot

2 November 2012
Design history, Graphic design, Music design, Typography, Visual culture

Everything must go when Ian Anderson sells off the contents of The Designers Republic (TDR) archive in its Car Booty Affair in Sheffield.
At what point does the ephemera that is graphic design become collectable? When does a…