Sam Winston

Recent articles about Sam Winston

Crowd control

Issue 101, Summer 2021


Designers are making illustrated books through crowdfunding instead of traditional publishing…

Pictures made of books

Issue 94, Summer 2017


Few children’s picturebooks are quite like this. A Child of Books (Walker…

Wordplay for a picture palace

Issue 86, Autumn 2013


In classical texts on the ‘art of memory’, the student is advised to…

Recent blog posts by Sam Winston

Alone in the dark

13 December 2017

Typographic artist Sam Winston explores the visual inspiration that comes from total darkness
Sam Winston’s new exhibition ‘Darkness Visible’ at London’s Southbank Centre brings the viewer into his mind through fields of text. Completed during seven days of total darkness, the dedicated corner of the National Poetry Library exposes the thoughts and experiences of someone searching for visual inspiration without any vision at all, writes Lindsay Hargrave.

Books received #27 (type books)

26 June 2017

Custom Lettering of the 20s and 30s, Word Disco, Type is Beautiful, Type Tells Tales and Johnston & Gill: Very British Types
Here are a few typographically oriented books that caught our attention in recent months.

Walk-in book

19 February 2013

In the V&A’s upcoming ‘Memory Palace’, twenty illustrators and designers will give graphic form to Hari Kunzru’s post-apocalyptic narrative.
The idea for the Memory Palace exhibition, which opens this summer at the V&A, came from a desire to find different ways of showing contemporary graphics and illustration in a museum context, write Ligaya Salazar and Laurie Britton Newell.