Review: Visual Culture

 
Dreaming in Colors

Dreaming in Colors

In the ‘about’ section on the Colors website, you can see a sepia-tone photograph of…
 
Tightly cropped critique

Tightly cropped critique

The subtitle of James Clough’s generously illustrated Signs of Italy: Outdoor…
 
Fighting back with pictures

Fighting back with pictures

This is the third book which Liz McQuiston has written on graphic protest in the past…
 
Weimar volumes

Weimar volumes

The musical Cabaret gave a popular view of Berlin between the two world wars; the…
 
Nested narratives

Nested narratives

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Abrams, $35, £21.99) – the book of the film – comes in the…
 
True confessions

True confessions

Two recent exhibitions in London shone a light into some less explored corners of the…
 
Ring-bound to rule them all

Ring-bound to rule them all

Manuals 2: Design & Identity Guidelines (Unit Editions, £75) follows Unit Editions’…
 
Concrete canvas

Concrete canvas

When a Banksy original turns up (usually prised off a wall) and sells for £300,000…
 
Elegantly nerdish

Elegantly nerdish

Cuneiform (the name means ‘wedge-shaped’) was, as far as these things can be…
 
Master of the minimal

Master of the minimal

When did logos begin? The wordmarks and symbols of Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s…
 
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