Feature: Visual culture

 
Free for all

Free for all

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

 

NASA patches

Embroidered space travel patches, collected and appreciated by Eugene Dorr

 

Chicken restaurants

The appearance of Britain’s fried chicken joints are a uniquely British take on an American theme

 
Shock tactics

Shock tactics

America’s funky ‘altweeklies’ are a hotbed of zero-budget, attention-grabbing cover art direction.

 

A terrible beauty

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

 

The producer as author

For Bruce Mau, graphic design is a way of investigating ethical, cultural and philisophical issues

 
Laptop aesthetics

Laptop aesthetics

A crackly, digital approach informs one of three current design trends

 
Las Vegas tangle

Las Vegas tangle

A junkyard is home to the stylish chaos and discarded carcasses of a golden age of signage

 

We hardly knew you

Street-corner merchandising tries to remember the twin towers

 
Penguin crime

Penguin crime

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

 
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