Review: Reviews

 

Facing up to unreality

In an essay in the catalogue accompanying this large-scale exhibition, curator William A.…
 

Nuffin’ like a Puffin

Phil Baines’s Penguin by Design: A Cover Story (2005) was, even at a glance, a marvellous…
 

A sign of moral degeneration?

Is the swastika so tainted by the horrors of Nazism that it cannot, should not, be used…
 
Another self-indulgent design monograph

Another self-indulgent design monograph

A wall of Stefan Sagmeister’s work / live apartment in New York bears the handwritten…
 
Revealing images

Revealing images

Bookshop shelves groan with giant compendiums of illustration, heavy on image, light…
 
Biography of a special case

Biography of a special case

Robin Kinross’s book about Anthony Froshaug has been anticipated in typographic…
 
Political imagery re-examined

Political imagery re-examined

One challenge of design and art historians today is how to analyse familiar material…
 

Urgent images

Is there a more unstable and ephemeral medium for creative communication than thermal fax…
 

Qwerty

The driving force behind Qwerty – all A7 of it – is Stephen Banham, a 26-year-old graphic…
 
A world of shape and flat colour

A world of shape and flat colour

The recent exhibition of Tom Eckersley’s posters was the most comprehensive…
 
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