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The Master Builder

4.50 GBP
‘A highly entertaining read on a spiky yet endearing man whose work, even if you are unfamiliar with his name, you will no doubt have seen.’ ­– Grafik

The book details a conversation between Sara De Bondt, Fraser Muggeridge and Ken Briggs, the influential yet unjustly under-praised designer of posters and programme brochures for London’s National Theatre in the 1960s and 1970s. Briggs’ designs for the National Theatre captured the tumultuous zeitgeist of the period while finding innovative formal ways to convey the radicalism of the NT’s productions. This mix of innovation and timelessness makes Briggs’ work a milestone in British graphic design history, and a model for contemporary designers. The Master Builder contains full-colour reproductions of some of Brigg’s most memorable programme covers and layouts, as well as a complete biography.

The Master Builder: Talking with Ken Briggs
Edited and designed by Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge
13 x 23cm, 24 p., soft cover, full colour
Published: 2009
ISBN 978-0-9562605-0-5
£4.50
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