Autonomy: the Cover Designs of Anarchy 1961-1970
Publisher: Hyphen Press 2012 Editor: Daniel Poyner ISBN: 9780907259466 Format: Paperback, 302pp, 240x170mm
Now recognised as a source of prescient ideas, which can be summed up in one word Autonomy, Colin Ward's journal also made a special contribution to graphic design. This book reproduces all of its 118 covers at full size and, through an interview with the journal's principal designer Rufus Segar, explains how they came into existence. Richard Hollis considers the covers as an exemplification of graphic design in Britain in the period, while a sparking essay on Anarchy by the late Raphael Samuel provides a political analysis. The book is rounded of with an index to the journal itself.