Discarded design? What’s that all about? I have long been fascinated with the things people throw away and I have also always been a keen charity shop, jumble sale, car boot scavenger (especially in my record collecting days). So with this in mind I have decided to do a series of posts on pieces of design that have been discarded and then found by me.
I must confess this is not a totally new concept and is partly inspired by my dj friend Todd Hart who runs the brilliant Dalston Oxfam Shop blog, his blog focuses on old cassette tapes that he finds in the Dalston Oxfam charity shop, so to avoid stealing his thunder I wont be writing about music in any way.
I recently found this set of German photographic manuals which range from 1977–89 in a local charity shop. I love the simplicity of the design, the richness of the photography and the typography.
Finessen im fotolabor 1989
Wir reproduzieren 1987