Review: June 2012


Testament to tenacity

Steven Heller

Hitler knew that without the Soviet Union threatening his flank, he could march on…

Joyously tasteless art direction

Steven Heller

Allow me to get something off my chest. Of the two jobs I once most coveted in the world…

Toast modern

Alex Coles

‘Typography is more a craft than an art – the graphic designer using type will need to be…

The many sides of Willem Sandberg

Chris Brawn

No graphic design history is complete without the inclusion of Jonkheer Willem Jacob…

Symbolise and summarise

Brendan Dawes

Why has there never been a definitive book about the work of Saul Bass, one of the…
What makes designers tick?

What makes designers tick?

Jan Middendorp

Among design associations, the Alliance Graphique International (AGI, founded in…

Club-wielding poster boy

Alice Twemlow

‘American Badass’, ‘Totally Live, Totally Nude’, and ‘Follow Your Damn Bliss’ are some of…

Jump-cut collage

‘Roman Cieslewicz’, at London’s Royal College of Art features more than 150 items by the…
No way to treat a woman (designer)

No way to treat a woman (designer)

Véronique Vienne

A couple of years ago I wrote a series of essays whose working title was ‘Random…
Not dead, just sleeping

Not dead, just sleeping

David Brittain

There are 300 or so death masks in the collection of the Edinburgh Phrenological…
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