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

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

Related Content
Read our post on the end/new beginning of TDR in 2009 here
A CR interview to mark the studio’s 15th birthday in 2001 here
And Rick Poynor’s appreciation of the studio here

 

 

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