Review: March 2016

 
Tightly cropped critique

Tightly cropped critique

John L. Walters

The subtitle of James Clough’s generously illustrated Signs of Italy: Outdoor…
 
Dreaming in Colors

Dreaming in Colors

Steven Heller

In the ‘about’ section on the Colors website, you can see a sepia-tone photograph of…
 
Nested narratives

Nested narratives

John L. Walters

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Abrams, $35, £21.99) – the book of the film – comes in the…
 
Unpredictable Swiss design

Unpredictable Swiss design

Sébastien Morlighem

The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, created in 1875, was a pioneer institution in…
 
True confessions

True confessions

Julia Round

Two recent exhibitions in London shone a light into some less explored corners of the…
 
Ring-bound to rule them all

Ring-bound to rule them all

Sarah Snaith

Manuals 2: Design & Identity Guidelines (Unit Editions, £75) follows Unit Editions’…
 
Anecdotage

Anecdotage

Tom Harrad

GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond, which reminisces over the past half-century of…
 
History of pictures worth reading

History of pictures worth reading

Richard Hollis

Benoît Buquet, a teacher of the theory and history of contemporary art, sees no…
 
Living, breathing picturebooks

Living, breathing picturebooks

Clare Walters

Starting from 1910 and ending in 2014, this large-format book shows illustrations…
 
A Dutch battle that still rattles

A Dutch battle that still rattles

Adrian Shaughnessy

Fiery debates on the ethical, political and cultural ramifications of graphic design…
 
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