Review: Typography

 
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…
 
A 2D man comes to life

A 2D man comes to life

The subtitle, ‘A Graphic Memoir’, of this gutsy new book by designer Paul Sahre is a…
 
A weighty guide to Latin typefaces

A weighty guide to Latin typefaces

More than ever, typography is an incessant talking (and writing) point. Its history…
 
A sharp eye for Brazilian design

A sharp eye for Brazilian design

The short title of this exhibition – ‘Brasil Hoje’ [Brazil Today] – gives an idea of…
 
Elusive characters

Elusive characters

On the surface, Marcel’s Letters is a fascinating story. Once you dig a little…
 
Artists’ letters

Artists’ letters

Despite the importance of words and letters in the history of art, few critics – and…
 
Guts and gutters

Guts and gutters

The Brazilian art director and designer Bea Feitler (1938-82) said of magazines that…
 
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