Opinion: Visual Culture

 
Cold War culture-jammer

Cold War culture-jammer

Design history, Visual Culture

Hispanic photomonteur Josep Renau aimed Technicolor jets of scorn at the mirage of US consumerist…

 
Online rhetoric

Online rhetoric

Visual Culture

Though intended to make its contents ‘democratic’, art website The Space is a perplexing jumble.…

 
Against the flow

Against the flow

Magazines, Visual Culture

As editorial design becomes more predictable, Swedish feminist quarterly Bang kicks against visual…

 
Energy and emotion

Energy and emotion

Visual Culture, Critique / Photography

Aperture’s new series of photography books may prove to be an essential educational resource for serious…

 
Readymade format

Readymade format

Design history, Visual Culture

An illustrated ‘gift book’ dictionary by Heretic brings Marcel Duchamp’s ideas to a wider audience.…

 
Photographer as page maker

Photographer as page maker

Design history, Magazines, Reviews, Visual Culture, Web Critique

David Campany’s examination of Walker Evans’ freewheeling magazine work – for Fortune, Architectural…

 
Occupation hazardous

Occupation hazardous

Visual Culture, Critique / Photography

For ‘place hackers’, subversive and daredevil urban explorers, photography validates a search for the…

 
Identity crisis

Identity crisis

Visual Culture

Rebranding ITV was meant to generate a warm glow – not the heated reaction it received from viewers.…

 
The woman who took on the Wolf Man

The woman who took on the Wolf Man

Visual Culture

Sława Harasymowicz’s first foray into graphic novels illuminates a Freudian case history with thrilling…

 
Regeneration X

Regeneration X

Reviews, Visual Culture

Laura Oldfield Ford’s grainy Savage Messiah brings new urgency to an updated punk aesthetic. Critique by…

 
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