The work must be read

Russell Holmes

Lawrence Weiner’s art is a kind of sculpture made of language, free from excess or embellishment and…


Punch cuts

Nick Shinn

The type and layout of a Victorian weekly anticipated Modernism


After the wall

Michèle-Anne Dauppe

Unlimited horizons? East Berlin design group Grappa come to terms with the new Germany


Out of town shopping

David Heathcote

Though its public lettering reassures customers with poetry and fiction this shimmering mall is, at heart…


Reputations: Alexander Liberman

Susan Morris

‘I think the term “art director” is the greatest misnomer. There’s no art in magazines unless you are…


Permanent innovation

Richard Hollis

With his ‘livre objets’ for the French book clubs, Pierre Faucheux invented a new genre


Cute culture

Miki Kato

The Japanese obsession with cute icons is rooted in cultural tradition


Visual journalism: magazines and technology

John O’Reilly

New technology has transformed the medium of magazines, and social diversity and fragmentation mean that…


The modernist body

Jeremy Aynsley

Images of the human form receive little analysis. An exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert museum…

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