Feature: Visual Culture

 
Process and poetry

Process and poetry

Stranger & Stranger and Fernando Gutiérrez tell Paul Keers about the ways in which bottles and labels…

 
Comic cuts

Comic cuts

Andreu Balius collects Spanish meat papers, which are typically covered in graphic images of animals who…

 
Design that disappears: the blackboard at St John

Design that disappears: the blackboard at St John

Asked to nominate a favourite item of information design, illustrator Paul Davis had no hesitation in…

 
Picture: Killa

Picture: Killa

Each of Graham MacIndoe’s drug ‘baggies’ brands a different high

 
Vapour trails

Vapour trails

Steampunk’s florid industrial nostalgia might yet be the defining aesthetic of our time

 
Painted thrills and spills

Painted thrills and spills

Fred Fowle was the UK’s foremost fairground artist. His go-faster graphics and futuristic lettering live…

 
Miss Fixit

Miss Fixit

Tina Roth Eisenberg never had a business plan. But all the things she dreams up – the Swissmiss blog…

 
Free for all

Free for all

In designing the Ubuntu type family, Dalton Maag had to produce faces for print and screen in thirteen…

 

A terrible beauty

The atomic bomb’s mushroom cloud has become the logo of annihilation

 
Penguin crime

Penguin crime

Romek Marber’s 1960s paperback identity is a landmark of independent British design

 
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