Baden, Switzerland: Lars Müller Publishers, 2001. 1st Edition. Large octavo, publisher's unmarked bright blue cloth, original illustrated dust jacket.
Collection of found object collages by Chermayeff, the British-born American graphic designer behind iconic logos like the NBC peacock, the PanAm globe, the Smithsonian sun, and the neat, sans-serif typographic identity for The Museum of Modern Art, of which he is a board member. Chermayeff has said of his collages - colorful abstractions assembled from mailed envelopes, flattened tin cans, scraps of newspaper and billboards - that they are "something he does while waiting for a phone call, or in between meetings, momentarily distracted, allowing his mind to wander and make unexpected connections" (The Guardian). Illustrated with nearly 250 color plates, with an introduction by Chermayeff and an essay by architecture critic Giovannini: "Trash night in New York has always brought out the city's more enterprising collagists, but for some twenty-five years, every day has been bonanza day for Ivan Chermayeff." Fine. Item #111