Review: Typography

 
From cover to cover

From cover to cover

Originally used to protect book bindings, dust jackets were often discarded before a…
 
Don’t judge a book by its title

Don’t judge a book by its title

Never judge a book by its title. If I had done that, I would never have opened Never…
 
Relics of a vanished world

Relics of a vanished world

‘It’s all about nostalgia now,’ writes Malcolm Garrett in his introduction to…
 
Japanese traces

Japanese traces

This winter, the Tokyo exhibition ‘Fragments of Graphism: An Alternative History of…
 
A 2D man comes to life

A 2D man comes to life

The subtitle, ‘A Graphic Memoir’, of this gutsy new book by designer Paul Sahre is a…
 
A weighty guide to Latin typefaces

A weighty guide to Latin typefaces

More than ever, typography is an incessant talking (and writing) point. Its history…
 
A sharp eye for Brazilian design

A sharp eye for Brazilian design

The short title of this exhibition – ‘Brasil Hoje’ [Brazil Today] – gives an idea of…
 
Elusive characters

Elusive characters

On the surface, Marcel’s Letters is a fascinating story. Once you dig a little…
 
A note on the type

A note on the type

The Eye reviews desk bends under the weight of new books on type, from the detailed…
 
Artists’ letters

Artists’ letters

Despite the importance of words and letters in the history of art, few critics – and…
 
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