Issue 39

Opinion

Editorial, John L. Walters
An old German saying claims that the Devil hides in the details. Most designers…
Agenda, Rian Hughes

When musicians remake an old hit, it’s called a cover version. When a painter copies an illustrator…

Screen, Jessica Helfand

Critique, Rick Poynor

The latest Penguin cover designs smell of empty marketing

Features

John L. Walters, Nick Bell

‘It’s to do with keeping things simple and having the confidence to present an idea where everything…

Steven Heller

Emily Oberman and Bonnie Siegler have a reputation for dancing letterforms and emotionally resonant…

Joel Karamath

Title sequences of the 1950s and ’60s grabbed moviegoers with psychological insights, orchestral…

David Heathcote

Photographers and designers strive to represent 'nature' in an equivocal celebration of the persistence…

Jeremy Hall

When designers and marketing teams attempt to visualise serious music, they reach for fine art…

Adrian Shaughnessy

The visual candour of Wallace Berman’s hand-bound Semina magazine links 1950s hipster art with…

Michael Worthington

When a practice goes live with its own site, the lines between sales pitch and culture get blurred: quirky…

John O’Reilly

Ask a search engine for graphic design and you end up with branding. A trawl that throws up Future…