Our book, Symbols, is reviewed by Sara Rosen in “Unlock the Mysteries of Life with Symbols: A Handbook for Seeing” via Crave Online.
The beauty of this book is showing that symbolic language is not concise and univocal, but fluid, and contradictory, and richly endowed with narratives both past and present. —Steven Heller
Our book comprises symbols that are emblematic of different cultures, epochs, and motivations: images and artifacts created to evangelize, control, sell, teach, protest, initiate, or entertain. The range of media encompasses both the sacred and profane: oil paintings and biscuit packaging, national monuments and commercial trademarks. The work of Juan Gris and Maya Lin is treated with the same reverence as a mass-produced ashtray.
Preview or purchase Symbols. Also available at all better independent bookstores, including Kinokuniya in San Francisco, McNally Jackson in New York City, Hennessy + Ingalls in Los Angeles, and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Store.
Prior to the election, we assumed that our Trump 24K Gold-Plated posters would be understood by now as a bullet the country collectively dodged. Unfortunately, we were wrong, and our work took on new meanings with Hillary Clinton’s loss on November 8.
We sent Trump 24K Gold-Plated to a number of curators around the world before the election, and are proud to announce that the poster has been acquired by the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich in Switzerland; the Poster Museum at Wilanów in Warsaw, Poland; and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.
Read our original statement about the design of the poster—written before the election—here.
Our unauthorized campaign poster for Donald Trump is featured in “Who’s Behind that Anti-Trump Art?” on Co.Design by John Brownlee!