Andrew Robertson

Recent articles by Andrew Robertson

A niche of a niche

Issue 101, Summer 2021


CentreCentre is the imprint founded by British designer Patrick Fry

Industrial light

Issue 96, Spring 2018


Philip Sayer’s photography for Management Today in the 1980s and 90s forged a vivid connection…

Obsessive meditations

Issue 94, Summer 2017


The photography of Robin Broadbent takes still life photography to minimalist extremes

In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

Issue 93, Winter 2017


The British Rail Corporate Identity Manual was a labour of love for Wallace…

Face in the crowd

Issue 91, Spring 2016


Amid the rush of modern gadgetry, Kuchar Swara’s Sekford watches stand out because they are…

Stamped in the memory

Issue 91, Spring 2016


The Gentle Author’s book about East London print and envelope specialists the Baddeley Brothers…

We made this. Authentic, trilingual landmark

Issue 88, Summer 2014


In the early 1990s I produced a number of facsimile editions of publications…

We made this: A life in artefacts

Issue 86, Autumn 2013


Tom Dixon’s Dixonary (Violette Editions, £35) is a big book (632 pages) that…

Ware: we are not worthy

Issue 55, Spring 2005


Do we deserve someone as good as Chris Ware? Surely we are not worthy. Whether…

Moving imagemakers: dig the new breed

Issue 53, Autumn 2004


The emerging generation of motion graphics designers, VJs and digital directors…

Information imagined

Issue 42, Winter 2001


H2G2 animations anticipated the look and feel of future computers

The Word on the street

Issue 70, Winter 2008


Asked to make a graphic intervention for a Lisbon chapel turned gallery, design studio R2 turned…

Recent blog posts by Andrew Robertson

Walking in a nuclear winter land

13 December 2019

A new book recalls a time when civil authorities urged citizens to prepare for a threat from the East. By Andrew Robertson
The book Nuclear War in the UK, already in its second printing, has been a surprise hit of the Christmas election season, writes Andrew Robertson.

Graphic days out

10 October 2018

The third edition of Torino Graphic Days, a ‘visual design festival’, shows the playful side of visual communication
In just two years, Torino Graphic Days (TGD) has developed into an ambitious and wide-ranging international ‘visual design festival’, writes Andrew Robertson.

Soft sell machines

13 August 2018

A rare insight into the ‘quietly hilarious’ advertising artwork of William Heath Robinson.
William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) was a prolific artist and illustrator whose name has entered the dictionary as a way of describing excessively convoluted processes using people and machines, writes Andrew Robertson. 

In your face

12 August 2013

Right now, 3D cinema is enjoying a second flush of activity, with immersive, fantastical movies such as Monsters Inc. 3D, Avatar and Pina, writes Andrew Robertson.

Ink on paper

1 August 2013

Francis Atterbury’s Hurtwood Press takes a high-tech approach to publishing short-run books for photographers, designers and artists
Francis Atterbury’s Hurtwood Press is a new kind of publisher with a old name, writes Andrew Robertson.