Feature: Typography

 

Art and art direction (text in full)

imply two separate worlds, yet artists who use text employ the techniques of graphic design. And so for…

 
Marked by time

Marked by time

Two catalogues reveal much about stencil-making in Germany and the US in the mid-twentieth century, while…

 
Las Vegas tangle

Las Vegas tangle

A junkyard is home to the stylish chaos and discarded carcasses of a golden age of signage

 
Penguin crime

Penguin crime

Romek Marber’s 1960s paperback identity is a landmark of independent British design

 
Reputations: Jean Widmer

Reputations: Jean Widmer

‘Signage reflects both the complexity of space and the way a place is organised. And it is very…

 

Why Helvetica?

Despite the changes provoked by the digital ‘revolution’, designing a typeface for serious reading…

 
A design (to sign roads by)

A design (to sign roads by)

As an exemplary rational design programme, the road signs of Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert demand…

 

The image as evidence

The career of Germano Facetti is exceptional in its range. As art director of Penguin Book covers in the…

 

Mr Roughcut

or: how graphic designer Pablo Ferro learned to split the screen, cut the crap and tell the story (in the…

 

Maps and dreams

No printing method is too basic for Jake Tilson. Created with photocopiers, his books, magazines and…

 
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