Now in his 80s, and still practicing, writing and lecturing (most recently at Typo London), Garland’s career has taken in editorial work for Design magazine and the Architectural Review, designs for Galt Toys, and the seminal First Things First manifesto from 1964.
First Things First aimed to radicalise design and called for design to be used in ‘more useful and more lasting forms of communication’ rather than overused in advertising.
Ken Garland: Structure and Substance, features a biographical essay written by Adrian Shaughnessy and rare personal photographs.
Designed by Spin, the book was developed with the co-operation of Garland at all stages.
Ken Garland: Structure and Substance is published by Unit Editions priced at £35. Pre-order opens at uniteditions.com on 29 October, with a pre-order price of £28.