Issue 85


Editorial, John L. Walters
Anyone who creates something new – whether it’s an idea or an artefact – is engaged in a…
Identity crisis
Brand madness, Visual culture, Critique, Rick Poynor

Rebranding ITV was meant to generate a warm glow – not the heated reaction it received from viewers.…


Reputations: Chris Dixon
Jeremy Leslie

‘I sometimes liken art direction to film directing. They start with a script, basically just words on…

Screen prints
Rick Poynor

Recently discovered posters for the RCA Film Society provide fresh perspective on the intimate…

Milan’s anarchic Modernist
Alessandro Colizzi

Alessandro Colizzi explores the Futurist past of Bruno Munari, the eclectic, prolific…

Go with the data flow
Mark Webster

Dutch studio Lust mixes digital space with physical reality, playing fast and loose with the conventions…

Puffins on the plate
James Russell

How the Russian revolution – plus new technology – led to a colourful and radical change in children’s…

Told in pictures
Clare Walters

Wordless picturebooks form a corner of children’s literature in which illustrators and artists tell…

Learning on location
Linda Kwon

Linda Kwon looks at ways to learn about type beyond the conventional classroom.