Latest book design by Studio EMMI, Peepshow Collective, is a chance to delve into the Peepshow imagination, scanning collective and individual work from the past decade and glimpsing future directions. It's also a rare chance to see behind the pixels, an interview with all of Peepshow's members offering their take on where they start, when they decide to stop, and what happens in between.
Peepshow has achieved a rare alchemy: corralling a set of unique visual talents into a cohesive, and hugely influential, collective. Over the past decade, the London based group have worked across illustration, animation, set design, textiles and art direction for such clients as the Victoria & Albert Museum, M&C Saatchi, BBC, The New York Times and SHOWstudio, while also creating their own work for books, exhibitions and events worldwide. They’ve represented the best of British image-making at expos for The British Council and The Museum of Modern Art in Japan, and have featured in shows at the ICA, the Hayward Gallery and Somerset House.
Despite, or because of, their focus on the individual, Peepshow as a group have become a force to be reckoned with. Instead of fitting themselves into a pre-existing mould, the ten members have together created their own market.
254 pages, over 600 illustrations with interviews and essays by Alex Bec, Graham Rawle, Margaret Huber and Peter Nencini.
Cover Photography by Stephen Lenthall
Book Photography by Jere Salonen
Common Interest: Documents
Written and designed by Emmi Salonen, and published by Index Book, Common Interest: Documents explores document design and format solutions in the fields of arts, culture, academia, public sector and charities. Displayed, handed out or sold in art galleries, at cultural events and at other public places, these designs are widely accessible by everyone.
Including close to one hundred case studies from up to eighty design practices, this book is a practical guide and a rich source of graphic creativity in this genre for designers and clients alike. These resourceful and creative design solutions, achieved without large corporate budgets, focus on economical and environmental solutions as well as unique production and finishing techniques. Each study lists print and paper choices, together with details on finishing.
Photos by Jere Salonen
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Common Interest is available to buy from selected bookshops across the UK, Amazon and Studio EMMI shop.
Peepshow Collective is also available to buy from selected bookshops across the UK and Amazon.
Peepshow is Luke Best, Jenny Bowers, Miles Donovan, Chrissie Macdonald, Pete Mellor, Marie O’Connor, Andrew Rae, Elliot Thoburn, Lucy Vigrass and Spencer Wilson.