Feature: Design history

 
Eye’s early years

Eye’s early years

Founding editor Rick Poynor recalls the aims and ideas behind the launch of an independent design…

 
Letterform Archive: Objects of Inspiration

Letterform Archive: Objects of Inspiration

Letterform Archive is feeding the post-digital generation’s passion for physical artefacts [EXTRACT]

 
Elaine Ramos: The book designer

Elaine Ramos: The book designer

‘We overdose on communication, but “beautiful” design circulates only between the culturally literate.’…

 
They made Canada

They made Canada

Working against the clock, with virtually no budget, Greg Durrell made a design documentary that shows how…

 
Pay it forward

Pay it forward

Rubén Fontana devised a system for teaching typography that is grounded in Argentina’s culture and…

 
Two cheers for publishing

Two cheers for publishing

A two-volume book packed with graphic design history is a visual blockbuster, but does little for…

 
This woman’s work

This woman’s work

Kate Hepburn’s design career, embracing pioneering magazines such as Spare Rib and Vole as well as…

 
Lovable loser

Lovable loser

A daring approach to sports journalism earned the short-lived Jock magazine a place in design history

 
Radical platform

Radical platform

From its early grassroots days, Spare Rib provided a groundbreaking public arena for women’s issues…

 
We Made This: Technical challenge

We Made This: Technical challenge

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

 
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