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Iron curtain Vegas

Iron curtain Vegas

In the mind’s eye, the Eastern Europe of the cold war is painted with a grey wash…
 
Boy’s Own inventions

Boy’s Own inventions

American Heritage, a hardcover quarterly, was my favourite magazine in the 960s for…
 

Logos without words

Despite the soft cover, this book by Angus Hyland and Steven Bateman is anything but…
 
Penguin in pictures

Penguin in pictures

The Penguin Collectors’ Society is an owners club for people who worship at the…
 

Mixed doubles

Apprenticed first as a hoodlum graffiti artist, then as a calligrapher and graphic…
 

Maira to the max

The illustrative art of Maira Kalman (see Reputations, Eye 47) has a special place in…
 

Recalling the Vignelli experience

‘In the early 1950s,’ begins Massimo Vignelli in the first chapter of this visual…
 

The chemistry that created a winning Swiss formula

Where did the ‘Swiss style’ come from? The book Corporate Diversity answers the…
 

Seeds of digital romanticism

Matt Pyke is a renowned English artist and designer who works at the forefront of digital…
 
Twentieth-century Renaissance man

Twentieth-century Renaissance man

My generation grew up in awe of a handful of American designers. Pre-eminent among…
 
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