Review: August 2014

 
Prolific polymath

Prolific polymath

Mark Porter

Pretty Pictures (Thames & Hudson, £42, $75) covers the astonishing body of work that…
 
All the news in theory and in action

All the news in theory and in action

Simon Esterson

Everybody is publishing books about small independent magazines these days (or…
 
Freestyling text and image

Freestyling text and image

Fraser Muggeridge

As a second-year undergraduate student at Reading in the early 1990s, I was shown the…
 
Book of revelations

Book of revelations

David Crowley

The uncontroversial premise of Multiple Signatures is that design is a collaborative…
 
Absent insights

Absent insights

Richard Hollis

By its title, L’Écartelage reveals its focus on Surrealism in the work of Pierre…
 
Stone love

Stone love

Sébastien Morligham

Since the early 1960s Michael Twyman has contributed to the establishment and…
 
Thirty years before the masthead

Thirty years before the masthead

Hamish Thompson

This book is a lavishly illustrated summary of the three decades when Swiss…
 
Unpacked baggage

Unpacked baggage

Steven Heller

Is any contemporary illustrator a household name today? Not in the same way that…
 
Unravelling pages

Unravelling pages

David Banash

Warren Lehrer is best known for French Fries (Visual Studies Workshop Press / EarSay…
 
We made this. Authentic, trilingual landmark

We made this. Authentic, trilingual landmark

Lars Müller, Andrew Robertson

In the early 1990s I produced a number of facsimile editions of publications of the…
 
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