Review: Visual Culture

 
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…
 
California is a state of mind

California is a state of mind

Rendered, on the cover of Metropolis’s American edition, in iridescent foil and set…
 
Learning from Ladybird

Learning from Ladybird

For any member of the generations who grew up with Ladybird Books, the mini-hardback…
 
Nostalgia for the Carnation Revolution

Nostalgia for the Carnation Revolution

The exhibition ‘Freedom of Image’, which was spread throughout Porto between May and…
 
Book of revelations

Book of revelations

The uncontroversial premise of Multiple Signatures is that design is a collaborative…
 
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