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Lance Wyman The Monograph

Lance Wyman The Monograph


Title: Lance Wyman: The Monograph [Unit 20]
Author: Adrian Shaughnessy
Design: Spin


For such a renowned name in graphic design, it seems nuts that Lance Wyman hasn’t yet had a monograph devoted to showing his multifarious and magnificent works. Changing all that is Unit Editions, which is publishing a hefty new tome devoted to the career of the New York designer. Emily Gosling, It’s Nice That

The book is a typically comprehensive Unit Editions production, drawing on the thousands of objects in Wyman’s own archives. Wallpaper*

50 Essential Books Every Graphic Designer Should Read: No.1. Lance Wyman: The Monograph – Unit Editions. Shillington Design blog


This monograph is the first major publication devoted to Lance Wyman’s entire output. It showcases the achievements of a long and productive career, from his early work for General Motors, through his iconic designs for the Mexico 68 Olympics, to the Minnesota Zoo and his more recent projects.

Lance Wyman will go down in history for his Mexico 68 designs, but he has also completed commissions for a huge variety of other projects. Many of these have been designed for the general public, and exist in the lived environments of cities and institutions.

A recurring feature in Lance Wyman’s work is a deep understanding of local culture. The book looks in particular at Wyman’s close relationship with Mexico, and his revolutionary blend of modernist design principles with pre-Hispanic folk art.

The monograph also examines Wyman’s role as a pioneer of wayfinding, and the many city-wide projects he has worked on during his long career.

The book features many previously unpublished items and a selection of pages from Wyman’s vast unseen archive of graphic design ‘log books’.


Format; Hardback
Size: 280mmx250mm
Pages: 464
Colour: Four colour litho print+Pantone
Special Features: White foil on cover, Two paper stocks
ISBN 978-0-9575114-9-1

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