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19 March 2014

Freestyling text and image

The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech

By Zoe Whitley
Designed by John Morgan
Four Corners Books, £20

What can we learn from Paul Peter Piech? Fraser Muggeridge hails an overlooked but highly original graphic artist

As a second-year undergraduate student at Reading in the early 1990s, I was shown the linocut posters and prints of Paul Peter Piech as inspiration for a project, writes Fraser Muggeridge. I hated them.

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Read the full text of Fraser Muggeridge’s review ‘Freestyling text and image’ in Eye 88.

Paul Peter Piech, Haiku, Taigi, ca. 1990. From the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading.
Top: Vote (Lies, Lies, Lies), 1973. From the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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Falklands Falklands Falklands, 1984. From the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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America, open your eyes, 1973. From the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing, 1995. From the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading.

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CIA, CIA, CIA, 1963. From the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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Cover of The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech, by Zoe Whitley, showing a self portrait of Piech (Four Corners Books in association with V&A Publishing). From the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading.

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Fraser Muggeridge, graphic designer and founder of Typography Summer School, London

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