Alexander Girard was something of a Renaissance man in the world of mid-century modernism—his oeuvre spans everything from textiles to architecture to typography to interior design to the iconic rebranding of Braniff Airlines. In fact, the sheer volume of his output has so far precluded any one book from covering the entire breadth of his talents—until now. It took 15 pounds, 672 pages and one very talented bookbinder, but Todd Oldham has managed to put together the definitive monograph on the epically prolific designer.
Our very own Simon Doonan headed to Oldham’s studio to get the scoop on his labor of love.
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- Alexandra Andrews