Unit Editions will publish a new book of Lance Wyman’s design diaries, after the project’s Kickstarter campaign reached its funding target.
Lance Wyman: The Visual Diaries 1973 – 1982 is a collection of the graphic designer’s daily “design logs”, leather bound sketchbooks which he used to document his creative process. Everything from his projects during this period – such as work for the Mexico World Cup and Mexico City Metro – has been logged with meticulous care, says Unit Editions. The 872-page book will be designed by Spin, and features working drawings of logos and sketches for typefaces, to notes to himself, colour swatches and photographic references.
The diaries were discovered by Unit Editions’ Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy while working on Lance Wyman: The Monograph. The book aims to give intricate insight to the designer’s thought process, and celebrate his dedication to charting each stage of the design development, which he says he continues to look at for inspiration.