NO RIGHT TURN
Damon Murray & Stephen Sorrell
FUEL design group was founded in 1991. From the outset they combined varied commissions with projects of their own, including a self-published magazine – often containing thought provoking messages, these bold graphic statements served as a developing manifesto. Pure Fuel and Fuel 3000 followed in 1996 and 2000. Far from being monographs these books examined the accepted notions of graphic design, illustrating ideas and preoccupations to explore themes of authorship.
As well as their work in print they have produced and directed short films, idents, film titles and TV commercials.
In 2005 FUEL Publishing was formed within the group. FUEL books are often self initiated and compiled, or made in close collaboration with artists and authors. Together with their experience in book design and editing they produce a broad range of beautiful and distinctive books.
In 2009 they founded the Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive. The collection consists of over 750 original drawings by Danzig Baldaev and the exclusive rights to the photographs of Russian prisoners taken by Sergei Vasiliev as well as photographs from the Arkady Bronnikov collection.