Review

 
Notes from the American North-West

Notes from the American North-West

Simon Esterson

With a notebook and pencil poking out of the top pocket of his denim work jacket and…
 
In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

Andrew Robertson

The British Rail Corporate Identity Manual was a labour of love for Wallace Henning…
 
Industrialised folk art

Industrialised folk art

Sarah Snaith

Alexander Girard ‘brought together what the modern had once separated: craftsmanship…
 
Design culture with constraints

Design culture with constraints

Rose Epple

Until recently, everyday commercial graphic design from East Germany was largely…
 
‘Because, history’

‘Because, history’

John L. Walters

Despite its name, Typo Berlin, founded in 1996, has never been solely dedicated to…
 
The book of Michael

The book of Michael

Simon Esterson

It is a pleasure to read a book that is honest, accessible and direct about life as a…
 
Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

John-Patrick Hartnett

There are few high-profile ‘traditional’ graphic design studios whose members discuss…
 
The unsung stencil master

The unsung stencil master

Paul Shaw

W. A. Dwiggins (1880-1956), the US designer best known for his typefaces Metro…
 
Automonography

Automonography

Nick Bell

Abbott Miller’s book tells the story of a life in design: starting out – as his wife…
 
When the camera nearly always lies

When the camera nearly always lies

Sarah Snaith

The Tate Modern’s ‘Performing for the Camera’ began with Yves Klein’s famous Leap…
 
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