Issue 53

Opinion

John L. Walters

Written all over the body
Critique, Rick Poynor

An ‘encyclopaedia’ of Russian prison tattoos exposes a complex graphic subculture

Letter to the editor, correspondence, Caroline Archer

Letter from Caroline Archer, Director, St Bride Printing Foundation

Letter to the editor, Eric Kindel

Letter from Eric Kindel

Letter to the editor, Philip Thompson

Letter from Philip Thompson

Agenda, Adrian Shaughnessy

Whatever ideological stance they take, designers must at least believe in design

Features

David Evans

In 1936, Herbert Bayer was faced with a difficult brief: promoting the Third Reich

Tim Easton

Rubber stamps. Collected and used by Tim Easton.

Nick Bell

Art and culture are open to interpretation. Why must we give them fixed identities?

Rob Camper

Branding is not design and it is not marketing. Branding is a discipline we have to define

David Thompson

The notion of the brand and its plausible functions have been derailed and abstracted

Terry Eagleton

A fresh look at Wally Olins’s highly regarded branding manual, now in paperback

John O’Reilly

Branding a nation may be just a matter of saying everything there is to say about nothing

Dan Nadel

‘They were Frank’s identities, and he controlled them . . . I was really just satisfying these various…

Penguin crime
Rick Poynor

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

Steven Heller

Scott Stowell’s Open brings innovation, style and plain speaking to broadcast design

Chris Vermaas

The image of Holland has switched from tulips to hemp in one generation