Review: Typography

 
Faenza mon amour

Faenza mon amour

Faenza is a pleasant little medieval Italian town with a name meaning ‘glazed…
 
Swiss fresh air

Swiss fresh air

This modest book is the first to cover the long career of Swiss graphic designer…
 
An old-fashioned alien invasion

An old-fashioned alien invasion

They Live: A Visual and Cultural Awakening is an exploration of John Carpenter’s…
 
Easy reading

Easy reading

Paul Luna has written a very thorough explanation of typography as a subject and a…
 
Rules of engagement

Rules of engagement

Back in 2005, I wrote ‘In Search of a Comprehensive Type Design Theory’, a somewhat…
 
Anglo-Saxon latitudes

Anglo-Saxon latitudes

The London transport maps designed by MacDonald (Max) Gill can be regarded as sitting…
 
From cover to cover

From cover to cover

Originally used to protect book bindings, dust jackets were often discarded before a…
 
Don’t judge a book by its title

Don’t judge a book by its title

Never judge a book by its title. If I had done that, I would never have opened Never…
 
Relics of a vanished world

Relics of a vanished world

‘It’s all about nostalgia now,’ writes Malcolm Garrett in his introduction to…
 
Japanese traces

Japanese traces

This winter, the Tokyo exhibition ‘Fragments of Graphism: An Alternative History of…
 
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