Review: June 2012

 

Poetry of colour

Rob Giampietro

There are two types of primary colours: additive and subtractive. The subtractive…
 

Stretching the credibility of science

David Crowley

Sometimes an exhibition so successfully crystallises a change in the way designers think…
 

Always in flux

Steven McCarthy

Union, a synthesis of Helvetica and Arial, is a typeface ‘intended for situations where…
 

Fanfare for the common man

John L. Walters

This book is neither biography nor visual monograph but an entertaining compilation that…
 

Running on empty

Rick Poynor

The work of artists such as Ed Ruscha, who base their art on language, raises some…
 
Cage recast as eye candy

Cage recast as eye candy

John L. Walters

American composer John Cage was a prankster, a gameshow champion and a creator of…
 

A million stories in the naked city

Catherine Dixon

The Light Surgeons’ LDN-Redux, which premiered in São Paulo in July, is a 35-minute…
 

Making history? Or writing about it?

Jim Aulich

Graphic design is such a pervasive part of everyday life it could easily be characterised…
 

Code and image

‘Decode: Digital Design Sensations’ promises to be a blockbuster for the new decade.…
 
Big book of books

Big book of books

Simon Esterson

Bibliographic is a book about books. British designer Jason Godfrey has selected 100…
 
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