Every word in its place
About Graphic DesignWritten and designed by Richard Hollis
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Reading Richard Hollis’s writings, one can’t help wondering how the esteemed graphic designer, writer and educator would account for himself in design history. Known for, among other things, his graphic design for London’s Whitechapel Gallery in the 1970s and 80s, for visualising in book form John Berger’s fine arts documentary Ways of Seeing, and also for writing Thames and Hudson’s Concise History of Graphic Design (1994), in 2012 Hollis is an active and highly respected elder statesman of British graphic design …
First published in Eye no. 84 vol. 21 2012
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