Book design

7 December 2016

Books received #24

Books received #24

Eggers in the sky, Callahan’s streets, Tim Burton, rubber-stamped Chilean horror and a Brit in Japan
Here are a few photobooks that have recently caught our attention … each reviewed in no more than 140 characters.

7 November 2016

Offset Sheffield 2016: day one

Offset Sheffield 2016: day one

Offset’s first Sheffield conference bought together artists and designers for two days of engaging presentations and lively panel discussions
Last month, a host of speakers from across the design industry came to present their work for Offset Sheffield 2016. Here we publish the first of two reports … written by final-year students at Sheffield Institute of Art’s Graphic Design and Illustration course.

15 September 2016

Books received #22 (EDA special)

Books received #22 (EDA special)

Oldřich Hlavsa, Fairy Tales, FBA: O design gráfico como prática de clarificação, Carved Names and El Protectorado español en Marruecos  
The 2016 European Design Awards drew submissions from all across Europe – Poland, Greece, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and beyond (including the United Kingdom).

7 September 2016

Noted #77

Noted #77

Beer cans, Dutch Alphabets, the Global Synthesizer Project, An Anthology of Decorated Papers and Chanced Arm no. 2
Here are a few things – beer cans, books, a sound installation and a magazine – that caught our attention in recent weeks.

16 August 2016

Books received #21 (Type books)

Books received #21 (Type books)

Rian Hughes, Edward Johnston, Script Fonts, a lexicon of terms and the Triumph of Typography
Here are a few typographically themed books worth knowing about  … each reviewed in no more than 140 characters.

21 June 2016

Typeset in concrete

Typeset in concrete

Visual poetry crashes into the 21st century in all its brutal beauty. Jeremy Noel-Tod reviews The New Concrete (Hayward Publishing)
The original postwar ‘concrete poetry’ movement, with its aspiration to a utopian ‘supranational’ poetry of untranslatable symbolism, was characterised by an emphasis on type in white space: the flat material surface of ‘rigid, non-sensuous’ printed language, writes Jeremy Noel-Tod.

13 June 2016

Books received #20 (photobooks)

Books received #20 (photobooks)

Wallace’s Road Wallah, Claridge’s East End, Graham’s The Whiteness of the Whale and Connew’s Body of Work
Here are a few photobooks that have recently caught our attention … each reviewed in no more than 140 characters.

25 May 2016

David King: Books of blood and laughter

David King: Books of blood and laughter

Rick Poynor meets David King, a genuine designer-author driven by an overriding need to lock horns with meaningful subject matter
Stepping across the threshold of David King’s North London house is like plunging into a history lesson, wrote Rick Poynor in 1998. King has devoted 30 years to amassing what may be the world’s largest private collection of photographs, books and magazines documenting the history of Russia and the Soviet Union.

6 May 2016

Noted #74

Noted #74

Restoring the Royal Windsor, Anette Lenz’s calendar for Lézard Graphique and Rejane Dal Ballo’s UPO
Here are a few items that caught our attention in recent weeks.

19 April 2016

Offset 2016: day one

Offset 2016: day one

Dublin’s ninth annual Offset was more festival than conference, with informative and entertaining speakers from across the design world
Offset’s first day, Friday 8 April, included speakers Stephen Kelleher, Reed + Rader, Rothco, Robert Ballagh, 4 Creative, Morag Myerscough and Mr Bingo, write Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar, and covered cats, failure, the pressure of success, the importance of teams and partnerships, belonging and performance.
 
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