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The anti-Rockwell

The anti-Rockwell

Steven Heller

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

 
Exposing the menace

Exposing the menace

Rick Poynor

David King’s posters integrated type and image with power and uncompromising political commitment. By…

 
Living and decaying in the plastic age

Living and decaying in the plastic age

Sophie Thomas

At every stage in the lifecycle of a package, design can add complications for recycling. Finding…

 
Mightier than the pen: systems of type

Mightier than the pen: systems of type

Eye editors

There’s more to type than head and hand. In their different ways, MuirMcNeil’s…
 
Golden footsteps

Golden footsteps

Ed Park

A work of deep emotional power, or a set of elaborate pranks? A new book that recreates 100 iconic…

 
A house that type built

A house that type built

Jason Godfrey, Dan Adams, John L. Walters

Type foundry House Industries – the subject of a hefty new monograph and a retrospective exhibition near…

 
Pleasure in the process

Pleasure in the process

John L. Walters

Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir are graphic designers who construct typefaces through mathematics, systems and…

 

Strategy is never enough

Catherine Dixon

In these information-saturated, cash-strapped times, David Pye’s concept of ‘workmanship’ has much to…

 
Expressive geometry

Expressive geometry

Madeleine Morley, Gerald Cinamon, John L. Walters

Kabel, Rudolf Koch’s eccentric, geometric 1920s typeface, has been revived as a 21st century type family…

 
Colour is the new black

Colour is the new black

Jan Middendorp

For the past decade or so, Mark van Wageningen has been investigating the possibilities of adding colour…

 
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