Thursday, July 24, 2008

Banned Books. Designer Housewares. Wearable Art. Unusual Toys…These and books by Thoughts on Democracy contributors on sale at The Dynamo

Voted “Best Bookstore” in Miami by the New Times, The Dynamo Museum Shop and Café is (in)famous for its “propaganda products” and book collection – which include design periodicals, exhibition catalogs, banned books and other titillating titles. Now, books by and about Thoughts on Democracy artists have been added to the Dynamo shelves. From essays and art books, to do-it-yourself design and collections of poetry, the Dynamo’s collection of ToD related titles include:

Women by Ruth Ansel
Looking Closer 1, Looking Closer 2, Looking Closer 3, Looking Closer 4, Looking Closer 5, and 79 Short Essays on Design by Michael Bierut
Graphic Design History featuring references to R.O. Blechman
How to be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul (featuring references to Neville Brody)
Designers are Wankers by Neville Brody
Graphic Style and The Push Pin Graphic by Seymour Chwast
The Miracles of Passover and The Miracles of the Bible illustrated by Seymore Chwast
Wim Crouwel Alphabets
Letters on America (OP) by Ed Fella
As Far as the Eye Can See by Liam Gillick from a Lawrence Weiner exhibition at the Whitney Museum
Liam Gillick by Liam Gillick
Essays on Graphic Design, New Media, & Visual Culture by Jessica Helfand
Iron Fists by Steven Heller
Illustration coauthored by Steven Heller and Seymour Chwast
Pentagon Papers and Profile Pentagram Design by Kit Hinrichs
Spencer Finch: what time by Tim Hossler
Guillermo Kuitca by Guillermo Kuitca
American Illustration 26 – by contributing author Anita Kunz
DIY, DIY Kids, Thinking with Type, Letters from the Avante Garde, Graphic Design, and Skin – Surface, Substance & Design by Ellen Lupton
Seven Notebooks by Campbell McGrath
Caution Five Hungry Soviet Cows by Richard Massey
Design of Dissent and Graphic Design Time Line featuring Chaz Marviyane-Davies
Design Evolution: A Handbook of Basic Design Principles Applied in Contemporary Design with references to Armando Milani
Gary Panter by Gary Panter
Make it Bigger by Paula Scher
How to be a Graphic Designer without Losing your Soul, Cover Art By, and Look at This by Adrian Shaughnessy
Dot dot dot 16 by Dester Sinister
Art of Richard Tuttle and A Project by Richard Tuttle by Richard Tuttle
Francesco Vezzoli by Francesco Vezzoli
Fresh Dialogue 6 with contributions by James Victore
Deep Blue Skylight and Lawrence Weiner by Lawrence Weiner

If you have questions or would like to purchase one of these titles, visit The Dynamo Café at The Wolfsonian-FIU (located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL) OR contact the museum shop manager at or 305.535.2680.