The Antique Collector’s Club is a ‘publisher of high quality books’ specialising in antiques and the decorative arts. We recommend their excellent series of books on (and called) ‘Design’, each featuring prominent and influential artists, designers, events – such as ‘Festival of Britain’ – and prolific institutions like The British Postal Museum and Archive. El Lissitsky, Eric Ravilious & Edward Bawden, Peter Blake, David Gentleman and Edward Mcknight Kauffer all feature, to name but a few.
Refreshingly for a series of art books, they are no bigger than a normal paperback, but beautifully produced in hardback with a slip cover, very well written and full of beautiful full colour reproductions.
The ‘Design’ series won the 2009 Brand/Series Identity Category at the British Book Design and Production Awards, praised by judges as “A series of books about design, they had to be good and these are. The branding is consistent, there is a good use of typography and the covers are superb.”