Review: January 2018

 
Artists’ letters

Artists’ letters

Arianna Tilche

Despite the importance of words and letters in the history of art, few critics – and…
 
A note on the type

A note on the type

Simon Esterson

The Eye reviews desk bends under the weight of new books on type, from the detailed…
 
Swiss style: the prequel

Swiss style: the prequel

Rose Epple

It all started with a letter that Dorothea Hofmann sat down to write to Philip B.…
 
A 2D man comes to life

A 2D man comes to life

Steven Heller

The subtitle, ‘A Graphic Memoir’, of this gutsy new book by designer Paul Sahre is a…
 
Market forces

Market forces

John L. Walters

Lucinda Rogers is a British reportage illustrator whose career has become intertwined…
 
Citizens’ Babel

Citizens’ Babel

John O’Reilly

Eyeball Cards: The Art of British CB Radio Culture (William Hogan, Four Corners…
 
The crew with no name

The crew with no name

John L. Walters

This ambitious exhibition throws light on a circle of artists and designers grouped…
 
Public art for public art’s sake

Public art for public art’s sake

Peter Buwert

Scott King’s Public Art blends fact and fiction, satire and speculation in a critique…
 
Bruce Rogers in the twentieth century

Bruce Rogers in the twentieth century

Sallie Morris

The Centaur types are arguably the greatest achievement of the Indiana-born…
 
A treat for Tschichold aficionados

A treat for Tschichold aficionados

Christopher Burke

These two books will delight aficionados of Jan Tschichold, the German typographer…
 
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