Review: Graphic Design

 
Menacing identities

Menacing identities

This brooding black hardback, which looks like a CIA manual, is a worldwide survey of…
 
A cornucopia of Indian design

A cornucopia of Indian design

This anthology of interviews with Indian graphic designers gained exposure in the UK…
 
Surfing a 1960s California wave

Surfing a 1960s California wave

Having spent a week alternately prancing and slogging through John Van Hamersveld’s…
 
Cold war modern machine music

Cold war modern machine music

Music humanises technology: from the thump of a hunter’s bone to the whine of a…
 
From logo to holo

From logo to holo

This is the first book that has taken me ten minutes just to look at its cover. Its…
 
Duo-tome

Duo-tome

In 2013, the overblown, completist pretensions of a career-defining monograph seem…
 
More than a gender

More than a gender

‘I never set out to be the only woman blah-blah,’ insists Paula Scher, the first…
 
Design history disciplined

Design history disciplined

What kind of discipline is graphic design history? Catherine de Smet provided one…
 
An enquiring mind

An enquiring mind

Ken Garland (b. 1929) is something of an enigma in British graphic design. Not…
 
Hardcore fluff

Hardcore fluff

Debates about education seem these days to have been reduced almost entirely to…
 
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