Feature: Illustration

 
Ambition and illustration

Ambition and illustration

Alan Male welcomes a return to the ‘polymath principle’, the idea that an illustrator should engage with…

 
Colouring in the city

Colouring in the city

Camille Walala’s exuberant, colourful designs for the Splice Post building bring warmth and vitality to…

 
Writing the city

Writing the city

Signwriter Pete Hardwicke has left his mark on a significant area of London

 
Critical heat on the Aegean coast

Critical heat on the Aegean coast

A workshop in a remote Turkish village gave international students a chance to explore what design can…

 
The first couple of American billboards

The first couple of American billboards

Otis and Dorothy Shepard, the ‘Scott and Zelda’ of mid-century advertising graphics, were neglected when…

 
Chasing perfection

Chasing perfection

From Penguin bestsellers to Royal Mail stamps; from elaborate playing cards to the covers of Radio…

 
To have and to hold

To have and to hold

The challenges of digital publishing have galvanised a new spirit in book design and production. Is it…

 
Well fed in the West End

Well fed in the West End

Ardizzone’s menus evoked a mid-century world of food-loving Londoners

 
Fry like a spy

Fry like a spy

The comic strip simplicity of Len Deighton’s Action Cook Book taught bachelors how to cook

 
Labelled with love

Labelled with love

The new craft beers come in bottles, ideal for trendy bars and hipsters who want to display what they’re…

 
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