Oliver - visceral pleasures
edited by Rick Poynor
The first definitive monograph of graphic designer Vaughan Oliver. Divided into thematic sections, the book is designed by Vaughan Oliver himself and combines a cool, carefully edited exposition of his intensely visual work with a seductive, and always surprising, demonstration of his approach. From its front cover to its final page, the book is a highly collectible Vaughan Oliver design in its own right.
Hardcover, 224 pp., 305 x 231 mm
Oliver is one of the most consistently innovative and
graphic designers to have emerged in the last 15
years, a highly
influential member of the small group [with Neville
Garrett and Peter Saville] that changed the face of
British graphics in
the 1980s. Oliver's remarkable and unmatched oeuvre as
for London record label 4AD won him an international
fellow designers and also, unusually, among music
fans, who savor his
emotive graphic imagery as an essential part of the
Rick Poynor is the founding editor of Eye, the international review of graphic design, and contributing editor of I.D and Blueprint. His previous books include the best-selling Typography Now: The Next wave  and The Graphic Edge . He lectures regularly in Europe and the US, and is a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art.