DR.ME is a creative studio based in Manchester, England, founded by Ryan Doyle (DR) and Mark Edwards (ME). Specializing in print, digital, and retail design, they work with individuals, collectives, companies, and organizations in the worlds of music, art, and culture. Doyle and Edwards met when they studied together at Manchester Metropolitan University. After graduating, they worked in New York for a period of time before returning to Manchester in 2010 to open their studio. Since then, they have been commissioned to create album art, posters, exhibitions, murals, logos, publications, and more, for clients including Island Records, Urban Outfitters, Red Bull Music Academy, and the Manchester International Festival.
"Cut That Out: Collage in Contemporary Design is an exhaustive, exhilarating entry into the world of contemporary collage. Its 288 pages are packed with a kaleidoscope of images, such that a quick scan resembles a muster of peacocks. This is more than just a visual treat: curated by Manchester, United Kingdom-based creatives Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards of design studio DR.ME, the book features interviews with 50 artists and design studios about their methods, their inspirations and the art form itself. Although collage may seem anachronistic in a post-digital world, Cut That Out shows a vibrant, thriving medium in the midst of a renaissance"
"We've always seen collage as a very exciting medium and one that feels is constantly being reinvented and challenged by both the art worlds and the design worlds. The role is maybe to create something that is unexpected, something that feels real but unreal, the visualization of a dream--seemingly a 90-foot goldfish sluggishly swimming down Fifth Avenue or a pole vaulter jumping Jupiter is believable. In collage anything is possible."
--DR.ME, Daily Heller