Elizabeth Glickfeld

Recent articles by Elizabeth Glickfeld

Normcore inferno

Issue 99, Autumn 2019


As brand mania reaches new heights the new logotypes of luxury brands become ever more remarkable…

Reputations: Stuart Geddes

Issue 92, Summer 2016


‘I am interested in exploring different archetypes of books … I like to create friction between…

A cornucopia of Indian design

Issue 86, Autumn 2013


This anthology of interviews with Indian graphic designers gained exposure in…

More than a gender

Issue 85, Spring 2013


‘I never set out to be the only woman blah-blah,’ insists Paula Scher, the…

Every word in its place

Issue 84, Autumn 2012


Reading Richard Hollis’s writings, one can’t help wondering how the esteemed…

Recent blog posts by Elizabeth Glickfeld

Exhibition ephemera

26 June 2015

Graphic designers collect all kinds of ephemera, from boxes crammed with flyers to pinboards covered in cards and clippings. The latest book from Occasional Papers – the imprint founded by designer Sara De Bondt and curator Antony Hudek in 2008 – is a testament to this impulse, writes Elizabeth Glickfeld.

An umbrella approach

3 December 2012

A simple three-minute animation is the first product of the new visual journalism department at The Times, an initiative that aims to explore new ways of reporting the news.
The machinations of the contemporary global economy are often difficult for the lay-person to understand, and even harder to visualise writes Elizabeth Glickfeld.

Busy doing nothing

26 November 2012

Le Petit Néant, a new annual drawing magazine, is designed to heighten ambiguity and avoid categorisation.
Le Petit Néant is an earnest name for a drawing magazine. French for ‘The Small Nothingness’, the title reeks of existential inquiry, writes Elizabeth Glickfeld.

Not the usual suspects

16 October 2012

Film and theatre posters by lesser-known Polish designers go on show in East London
‘Iluzjon’, which opens later this week, showcases lesser-known Polish film and theatre posters from the 1960s and 70s, going beyond the usual suspects of Polish graphic design, writes Elizabeth Glickfeld.

The magazine that wasn’t

10 October 2012

Aspen, the cultural journal that challenged the limits of its form, goes on display at Whitechapel Gallery in London
To read an edition of Aspen magazine is to flip through a booklet, unfurl a concertina, shuffle some postcards or to unfold a poster, writes Elizabeth Glickfeld. Copies of the cult 1960s artists’ magazine are now so prized that the tactile experience of reading any one edition is necessarily denied the viewer of the exhibition ‘Aspen Magazine: 1965–1971’ (in the Pat Matthews Gallery at the Whitechapel Gallery in London).

Golden conundrum

10 August 2012

Five years on, the ‘dissonant’ London 2012 visual identity still doesn’t work. Meanwhile, designers pine for Tokyo, Mexico City and Munich … By Elizabeth Glickfeld
‘Let the games begin,’ they said, and so to the latest round of logo-bashing writes Elizabeth Glickfeld. It’s lucky logos don’t have feelings.