Review: Reviews

 

Nuffin’ like a Puffin

Phil Baines’s Penguin by Design: A Cover Story (2005) was, even at a glance, a marvellous…
 

A sign of moral degeneration?

Is the swastika so tainted by the horrors of Nazism that it cannot, should not, be used…
 
Another self-indulgent design monograph

Another self-indulgent design monograph

A wall of Stefan Sagmeister’s work / live apartment in New York bears the handwritten…
 
Revealing images

Revealing images

Bookshop shelves groan with giant compendiums of illustration, heavy on image, light…
 
Biography of a special case

Biography of a special case

Robin Kinross’s book about Anthony Froshaug has been anticipated in typographic…
 
Political imagery re-examined

Political imagery re-examined

One challenge of design and art historians today is how to analyse familiar material…
 

Urgent images

Is there a more unstable and ephemeral medium for creative communication than thermal fax…
 

Qwerty

The driving force behind Qwerty – all A7 of it – is Stephen Banham, a 26-year-old graphic…
 
A world of shape and flat colour

A world of shape and flat colour

The recent exhibition of Tom Eckersley’s posters was the most comprehensive…
 

Lift and Separate

Before she left her position as curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center, New York, last…
 
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