THE COI COLLECTION VOLUME TWO
DESIGN FOR TODAY
Established in 1946, the Central Office of Information (COI) was a successor to the wartime Ministry of Information and was responsible for producing thousands of films which celebrated Britain, its people and their achievements.
This second volume in the COI Collection surveys the subjects of architecture, design and fashion. Highlights include: Designing Women (1948), where Joyce Greenfell takes us through the dos and don'ts of home furnishings; Brief City (1952), where we see modernist architecture and design on show at the Festival of Britain; Design for Today (1965), Hugh Hudson's day-in-the-life of British design: Insight: Terence Conran (1981) and Insight: Zanrda Rhodes (1981), in which Peter Greenaway and Michael Nyman team up in two early collaborations; and The Pacemakers: Biba (1970), a look at the work of Barbara Hulanicki.
This volume also boasts two newly commissioned scores by electronic pop band Saint Etienne. They give Designed in Britain (1959) and Design for Today (1965) a contemporary music make-over, whilst still retaining some original features. An accompanying booklet provides authoritative notes, along with Hugh Hudson's recollections of making Design for Today.
- Fully illustrated booklet including comprehensive contextualising notes and essays
- Two new, specially commissioned scores by St Etienne
- Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)
UK | 1948-1985 | black & white and colour | English, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 205 minutes | DVD9 x 2 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Region 2 DVD