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The draughtsman’s characters

The draughtsman’s characters

D. B. Dowd

Blechman’s Ink Tank made animations that were subtle, literate and humane

 
The anti-Rockwell

The anti-Rockwell

Steven Heller

Blechman pioneered a less-is-more aesthetic. His scratchy shorthand expresses ideas with a punchy…

 
Firm grasp on a shaky line

Firm grasp on a shaky line

Matt Willey

R.O. Blechman’s career has spanned illustration, graphic design and film-making. His deceptively simple…

 
Hidden treasure

Hidden treasure

John L. Walters

Two hours from Paris, the historic printing house Imagerie d’Épinal is reborn as the heart of a…

 
Reputations: Atlas, Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martín

Reputations: Atlas, Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martín

Anna Lisa Reynolds

‘You have to be the orchestra conductor, taking control of all these elements and making them magically…

 
Smoke signals from Brazil

Smoke signals from Brazil

Marcos Martins, Zoy Anastassakis

Staff and students are fighting for the survival of Rio de Janeiro’s historic school of design. ESDI’s…

 
We Made This: Technical challenge

We Made This: Technical challenge

Sarah Snaith

Sarah Snaith talks to Briar Levit, director of a new film on the history of graphic design

 
R. O.’s New Yorkers

R. O.’s New Yorkers

Françoise Mouly, Genevieve Bormes

Blechman celebrated the city’s high days and holidays with wit and concision

 
Of two minds

Of two minds

Aileen Kwun

Staying small, nimble and versatile has enabled Brooklyn-based design partnership Triboro to keep ahead of…

 
Systematic play

Systematic play

Kevin J. Hunt

Using intuition, research and process, the work of Armin Lindauer and Betina Müller revitalises…

 
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