Feature: Visual culture

 
Masks and mayhem

Masks and mayhem

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

 
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…

 
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…

 
Olivier Kugler: bearing witness

Olivier Kugler: bearing witness

This contemporary illustrator uses his ears and eyes – plus a camera, digital voice recorder…

 
Time machine

Time machine

Each summer since 1973, artist Tom Phillips has taken photos of the same twenty places in his South…

 
I am a poster

I am a poster

David Crowley, curator of ‘The Poster Remediated’ at the Warsaw International Poster Biennale, examines…

 
The thin controller

The thin controller

Progress bars have changed the way we engage with songs, films and stories

 
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