One by One
One by One is a beautiful selection of projects from the last four years of work by famed design duo, Barber & Osgerby. This large book illustrates the many different aspects of their approach, from early concept sketches through to prototyping, and in some cases to the final product. Most projects, although they could have filled a whole essay or chapter, have been represented by a singular image or drawing. The title, ‘One by One’ refers to both designers but as individuals: two working with different approaches whose ideas always seem to unite; and to the fact that no matter how many projects the pair have underway, each project is considered and developed one by one. Each project starts in its own unique way. Sometimes, it’s a quick line drawing in a sketchbook, usually when navigating the direction of a project; at other times a more refined watercolour or collage when resolving the form of an object. This collection of images was selected from hundreds of drawings, photographs and models. 33.5cm x 28.5cm. Card cover. Published by Barber & Osgerby Books in 2015.
by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby