Review: Reviews

 
Big up!

Big up!

Here’s the book we have been waiting for – a mighty tome celebrating the work of one…
 
In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

The British Rail Corporate Identity Manual was a labour of love for Wallace Henning…
 
‘Because, history’

‘Because, history’

Despite its name, Typo Berlin, founded in 1996, has never been solely dedicated to…
 
The book of Michael

The book of Michael

It is a pleasure to read a book that is honest, accessible and direct about life as a…
 
Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

There are few high-profile ‘traditional’ graphic design studios whose members discuss…
 
The unsung stencil master

The unsung stencil master

W. A. Dwiggins (1880-1956), the US designer best known for his typefaces Metro…
 
Automonography

Automonography

Abbott Miller’s book tells the story of a life in design: starting out – as his wife…
 
When the camera nearly always lies

When the camera nearly always lies

The Tate Modern’s ‘Performing for the Camera’ began with Yves Klein’s famous Leap…
 
Making sense of a complex ideal

Making sense of a complex ideal

Simplification is an ideal we think we aspire to, whether we are talking about the…
 
Unpicking the design process

Unpicking the design process

How do things in the design world actually get done? All too often the process by…
 
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