Review: June 2012

 

Is it a comic? No, it’s history

Roger Sabin

Sequels are rarely a good idea – unless they happen to be The Godfather. Reinventing…
 

Books received in Eye 39

Bartlett Book of Ideas Edited by Peter Cook Bartlett School of Architexture, UCL £15 A…
 

Political punch

Roger Sabin

The refreshing thing about David Huxley’s heavily illustrated history of British…
 

Another look at British identity

David Heathcote

The Bus is part a then-and-now portrait portfolio, part autobiography, part essay on…
 
Always in flux

Always in flux

Steven McCarthy

The first major museum-based American graphic design exhibition in fifteen years…
 

Playing to their special strengths

Tom Phillips

The Tower of Pisa, the Mona Lisa and Mickey Mouse of the postcard world is that pioneer…
 

Facing up to unreality

Rachel Taylor

In an essay in the catalogue accompanying this large-scale exhibition, curator William A.…
 

Nuffin’ like a Puffin

Robert Hanks

Phil Baines’s Penguin by Design: A Cover Story (2005) was, even at a glance, a marvellous…
 

A sign of moral degeneration?

Richard Hollis

Is the swastika so tainted by the horrors of Nazism that it cannot, should not, be used…
 
Another self-indulgent design monograph

Another self-indulgent design monograph

John L. Walters

A wall of Stefan Sagmeister’s work / live apartment in New York bears the handwritten…
 
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