Feature: Visual culture

 
Looking at magazines looking at themselves

Looking at magazines looking at themselves

Five enormous, lavish books celebrate the achievements of five legendary titles: Harper’s Bazaar…

 
Small is beautiful

Small is beautiful

Estonian design education enjoys a culture of innovation and experimentation thanks to the country’s…

 
The anti-Rockwell

The anti-Rockwell

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

 
Reputations: Atlas, Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martín

Reputations: Atlas, Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martín

‘You have to be the orchestra conductor, taking control of all these elements and making them magically…

 
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

 
Systematic play

Systematic play

Using intuition, research and process, the work of Armin Lindauer and Betina Müller revitalises…

 
Masks and mayhem

Masks and mayhem

João Farkas uncovers a little known side of Brazilian tradition in his vivid photographs of carnival…

 
Living and decaying in the plastic age

Living and decaying in the plastic age

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

 
Crayon game

Crayon game

The unexpected craze for adult colouring books has created a bonanza for publishers. Can they keep it…

 
A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

In postwar Milan, Swiss designer Lora Lamm brought flair and humour to her work for clients in industry…

 
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