Rumours and speculation swirled around the graphic design community recently when the website of legendary UK design firm The Designers Republic disappeared for several weeks. tDR’s work has since had a strong influence on graphic design, motion graphics, and even architecture for the last two decades. For many, the firm’s design work for Warp Records is as memorable as the music the label represented. People wondered if the end had finally come.

But as quietly as the original site vanished, a new stripped down micro-site appeared recently signaling a new direction for the firm. They’ve adopted the tagline ‘Thinking and Doing’ There is a slideshow reviewing recent work that shows a more restrained tone compared to past projects.

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