In a sad week for fans of Pop music, pop-culture or, more specifically, graphic design, it was announced on Tuesday that The Designers Republic™ has closed it’s doors after 23 years.
mitDR founder Ian Anderson gives his thoughts on the matter and where The Designers Republic go from here in this article, where he promises tDR isn’t dead.
In it’s two decades, plus, tDR was always innovative and always ripped off and spearheaded many styles that came to represent pop-culture moments in time.
The Designers Republic created instantly recognisable visuals for, amongst many others, Pop Will Eat Itself, Age Of Chance, Warp Records, Moshi Moshi, MTV, Many PlayStation games (most notably Wipeout and Grand Theft Auto), Murry & Vern, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Boards Of Canada Fluke, Funkstörung, The Orb and Pulp!
They will be sorely missed, but I’m sure Ian and co. will have more in store, the interview point toward him wanting to get back to his roots.