26 June 2015
Graphic designers collect all kinds of ephemera, from boxes crammed with flyers to pinboards covered in cards and clippings. The latest book from Occasional Papers – the imprint founded by designer Sara De Bondt and curator Antony Hudek in 2008 – is a testament to this impulse, writes Elizabeth Glickfeld.
3 December 2012
A simple three-minute animation is the first product of the new visual journalism department at The Times, an initiative that aims to explore new ways of reporting the news.
The machinations of the contemporary global economy are often difficult for the lay-person to understand, and even harder to visualise writes Elizabeth Glickfeld.
26 November 2012
Le Petit Néant, a new annual drawing magazine, is designed to heighten ambiguity and avoid categorisation.
Le Petit Néant is an earnest name for a drawing magazine. French for ‘The Small Nothingness’, the title reeks of existential inquiry, writes Elizabeth Glickfeld.
16 October 2012
Film and theatre posters by lesser-known Polish designers go on show in East London
‘Iluzjon’, which opens later this week, showcases lesser-known Polish film and theatre posters from the 1960s and 70s, going beyond the usual suspects of Polish graphic design, writes Elizabeth Glickfeld.
10 October 2012
Aspen, the cultural journal that challenged the limits of its form, goes on display at Whitechapel Gallery in London
To read an edition of Aspen magazine is to flip through a booklet, unfurl a concertina, shuffle some postcards or to unfold a poster, writes Elizabeth Glickfeld. Copies of the cult 1960s artists’ magazine are now so prized that the tactile experience of reading any one edition is necessarily denied the viewer of the exhibition ‘Aspen Magazine: 1965–1971’ (in the Pat Matthews Gallery at the Whitechapel Gallery in London).
10 August 2012
Five years on, the ‘dissonant’ London 2012 visual identity still doesn’t work. Meanwhile, designers pine for Tokyo, Mexico City and Munich …
By Elizabeth Glickfeld
‘Let the games begin,’ they said, and so to the latest round of logo-bashing writes Elizabeth Glickfeld. It’s lucky logos don’t have feelings.