R.I.P. tDR

R.I.P. tDR

Sad news from across the pond: The Creative Review Blog is reporting that The Designers Republic is closing its doors after 23 years of groundbreaking work. Founder Ian Anderson blamed a number of factors, but noted a potential silver lining:
"I want to go back to what DR was," he says of future plans. "Working hands-on and not through account managers. I've never liked that agency model - it's not where creativity lies. DR accidentally ended up there in order to service bigger clients. I'm not being ungrateful to the people who ran the business side at DR - it wasn't their fault. I'm glad we did it - it took getting there to make me realise that it wasn't where I wanted to be."

  • Brandon Kavulla

    Very sad, but at the same time very exciting to hear Ian seems to be inspired to simplfy and keep working, but in a new direction.

    I'll have to dig out my old copy of the DR-designed Emigre tonight.

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