The TDR Car Booty Affair
Can (should?) a design studio have 'fans'? TDR, the seminal Sheffield-based design studio, certainly did. Next month, those who still love their TDR can sate their appetites at the TDR Car Booty Affair: less a design exhibition and more a giant graphic jumble sale
Under the byline 'Nothing is Forever, Everything Must Go' TDR, which went bust in 2009 only to re-emerge months later still under the control of founder Ian Anderson, has ransacked its archives for the event at Sheffield's A Month of Sundays Gallery.
TDR Sissy vinyl toy
Everything from 'large format battle-scarred pieces from previous shows from 1986 to now ... rare tees and twelves and formats for PWEI, The Orb, Warp, Wipeout, Pulp plus flyposters, promo, flyers from Club Superman and Jive Turkey to NY Sushi and Gatecrasher' will be on sale we are promised in an event 'for the discerning culture collector, philanthropist and general nosey-parker'.
Emigre's TDR-designed issue from 1994
In addition, there will be a TDR jukebox playing songs whose artwork was created by the studio and 'looped screenings of historic TV interviews with Ian Anderson' according to a typically hyberpolic press release.
The TDR Car Booty Affair is at the A Month of Sundays Gallery, 365 Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZG, from October 6 until November 3. Details here
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Ah... How I miss TDR!
I used to love PWEI and TDR. I think I must have had about a dozen PWEI t-shirts. My favourite ones were the ones with their mascot Craig on. Here's a few bl;asts from the past.
"...a TDR jukebox playing songs whose artwork was created by the studio..."
What an excellent idea... ;)
I wonder how PWEI would have done without TDR? One of very few bands played on 6Music that I have to mute. 'DefCon1' sounds like they dropped the sampler down the stairs. Maybe it was just that early 90s period as I liked Bentley Rhythm Ace and Clint Mansell's soundtrack stuff like Moon.
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