Review: August 2017

 
Pictures made of books

Pictures made of books

Clare Walters

Few children’s picturebooks are quite like this. A Child of Books (Walker Books…
 
Grignani

Grignani

John L. Walters

‘Franco Grignani: Art as Design 1950-1990’ at London’s Estorick Collection (5 July –…
 
From magic lanterns to virtual reality

From magic lanterns to virtual reality

Alastair Graham

In her preface, Maureen Furniss tells it how it was: ‘In twenty years of teaching…
 
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…
 
Living in the present

Living in the present

Martin Colyer

You want inspiration? Buy this book! It is as simple as that. Cleverly exploring a…
 
More than just a gridnik

More than just a gridnik

Alice Twemlow

Wim Crouwel: Modernist is the disingenuously bald title of a richly textured portrait…
 
Design’s ugly truths

Design’s ugly truths

Peter Buwert

I have a shelf full of books preaching sermons clearly addressed towards the choir of…
 
A single-minded art director

A single-minded art director

Stephen Coates

A stone’s throw from the building in Cologne where Twen, Germany’s Zeitgeist magazine…
 
Soothing deadlines

Soothing deadlines

John L. Walters

Christoph Niemann’s Sunday Sketching (Abrams, $40, £25) includes a few ‘greatest…
 
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…
 
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