PHOTOGRAPHS, CIRCLES, AND LINES
GRIFFIN, Brian [and BUBBLES, Barney].Copyright.
[London]: [Self-published], (1978).4to (298 × 211 mm), pp.. 16 black-and-white photographs, design and additional line drawings by Bubbles. Photo-illustrated saddle-stapled wrappers. Fine.
First edition of Griffin's first self-published book. Under the guidance of Roland Schenk, art-director of Management Today
, Griffin incorporated a sense of theatre into his work, and was to have a large influence on the visual language of commercial photography. Copyright
comprises a number of photographs that had been produced for Management Today
and other clients, including one made during a session for the album cover of Devo's 'Be Stiff'. Griffin approached Barney Bubbles after admiring a series of illustrations of Johnny Moped in the NME
, and asked him to interpret a selection of photographs with a series of deceptively simple diagrams using only lines and circles.