I just read at FFF that The Designers Republic closed it’s doors this week on Tuesday after 23 years in the design business. I was really sad to hear it. TDR was one of the first shops I discovered when I was still very young, around 19 or so, during college and said to myself, ‘I want to do that’.
I think they were a huge influence on a lot of us in the late 90’s, and I know many of us would not have been spurred on to become graphic designers had it not been for their guiding inspiration.
Needless, to say times are tough right now, and it has been sad to see not just TDR, but a lot of great places closing their doors. We will miss you TDR, and thank you for being such a lasting source of inspiration and creating such beautiful design work. You will be sorely missed and never forgotten.