Please join us on Tuesday 22 June, 6-8pm for the launch of tat* Inspirational Graphic Ephemera edited by Andy Altmann and published by Circa Press.
Designer Andy Altmann has been collecting graphic ephemera – tat – for more than 30 years – finding inspiration in the ordinary and magic in the mundane. He has finally decided to share his collection with the world.
To a graphic designer, most of this book could safely be regarded as ‘bad’ design. But there is something special in each and every piece that made Andy pick it up off the street, trawl online or enter a dodgy looking shop on the other side of the world to snap up.
You’ll find everything from sweet wrappers to flash cards, soap powder boxes to speedway flyers, wrestling programmes to bus tickets. More tat than you can shake a stick at. Taken together, it represents a lifetime of gleeful hunting and gathering.
Conceived and edited by Andy Altmann, this is an unrivalled source book of graphic ephemera – the apotheosis of tat, a visual treasure trove. Eclectic and full of surprises, it should find a place on every graphic designer and creative’s desk, and intrigue anyone interested in consumer culture.
The publication is available to purchase here