Feature: Design history

 
Powered flight

Powered flight

For fifteen years, Pegasus, an international biannual corporate magazine designed by Derek Birdsall, led…

 
Bitworld

Bitworld

Digital archeologist Jim Boulton explores the creative history of computer technology

 
In the right place

In the right place

In this extract from his book, Gerald Cinamon explains how he brought integrated book design to Penguin…

 
Leftovers with a bad taste

Leftovers with a bad taste

In the past century the use of ‘trade characters’ built brand loyalty while reinforcing stereotypes

 
Tightly packed

Tightly packed

Owen Jones’s trademark design for biscuit tins has stayed the same for generations

 
Tony Brook on collecting

Tony Brook on collecting

Spin’s founder, the subject of Reputations in Eye 86, talks about his passion for poster collecting

 
Rub-down revolution

Rub-down revolution

A generation before home computers, Letraset’s dry transfer lettering made desktop typography possible –…

 
A tradition with breaks

A tradition with breaks

Stencil typefaces – late arrivals on the typographic scene – are going in new directions and…

 
Puffins on the plate

Puffins on the plate

How the Russian revolution – plus new technology – led to a colourful and radical change in children’s…

 
A Monotype timeline

A Monotype timeline

A selected, chronological list of notable events in the long, complex history of Monotype

 
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