Rip: Designers Republic

They did the design for many of the Warp covers and shaped the nineties. But after 23 years of brain-aided communication, the much-admired, much copied studio, The Designers Republic closed for business on Tuesday. On Tuesday this week, the business was closed with nine staff being made redundant. According to its founder, Ian Anderson, the studio became insolvent due to a combination of factors: “We’d lost a couple of clients, didn’t win a couple of pitches, got a tax bill which should have been sorted out and wasn’t and a major client who didn’t pay the money they owed us – in themselves any of those things would have been fine but when they come all at once there’s not much you can do.” read more.

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