Colin Davies

Recent articles by Colin Davies

They design themselves

Issue 67, Spring 2008


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Recent blog posts by Colin Davies

Photographs as catalysts

9 February 2018

Teju Cole’s photobook Blind Spot deals with the loss and recovery of sight … in pictures and words. Review by Colin Davies
Teju Cole is a photographer, art historian and writer who contributes a regular column to the The New York Times, writes Colin Davies.

Illustration as anthropology

4 December 2015

In Assembly Point, a new gallery space in Peckham, eleven illustrators take a critical approach to their practice
This exhibition of contemporary illustrators is a serious affair, writes Colin Davies.

The graphic languages of fashion

1 December 2014

Graphic design is woven into fashion culture. ‘Women Fashion Power’ at London’s Design Museum shows how, says Colin Davies
Walking up the stairs to the first-floor gallery space at the Design Museum, London, you get an inclination you might be walking into an explosion, a mini Big Bang, writes Colin Davies.

Caught snapping

20 February 2014

An exhibition of photographs by Andy Warhol, William S. Burroughs and David Lynch provides some fresh insights into their work
When you tire of the detritus of uncensored commodity that is London’s Oxford Street, you can escape through a thin slit of an alleyway and find yourself at The Photographers’ Gallery, writes Colin Davies.

With a gun

20 January 2014

The Cuban OSPAAAL posters in Kemistry’s show pack a macho sense of déjà vu, says Colin Davies.
Walk into Kemistry’s OSPAAAL exhibition in Shoreditch and you might be hit by the Cuban posters’ familiarity – there’s a sense of déjà vu, writes Colin Davies.