Feature: Design history

 

The image as evidence

The career of Germano Facetti is exceptional in its range. As art director of Penguin Book covers in the…

 

The work must be read

Lawrence Weiner’s art is a kind of sculpture made of language, free from excess or embellishment and…

 

Permanent innovation

With his ‘livre objets’ for the French book clubs, Pierre Faucheux invented a new genre

 
Punk uncovered: an unofficial history of provincial opposition

Punk uncovered: an unofficial history of provincial opposition

British punk gave a sound, a voice and a visual currency to the disenfranchised and remote. Overlooked…

 
Malcolm, Peter … and Keith

Malcolm, Peter … and Keith

The British New Wave was born at a boys’ school near Manchester

 
Quiet spirit of joy

Quiet spirit of joy

By championing pattern-making, art and ephemera, the Curwen Press brought a new ‘Comfy Modernism’ to…

 

Total design

In its all too brief life, Alexey Brodovitch’s Portfolio magazine achieved perfection

 

Quentin Fiore: Massaging the message

The man who gave form to Marshall McLuhan’s ‘global village’ designed books that were both for and ahead…

 

Your system sucks!

The flight from Modernism left a yearning for graphics that were rough, real, unaffected and believable.…

 

Max Bittrof: visual engineer

Max Bittrof was one of the leading German designers of the 1920s. Unlike many exponents of the New…

 
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