Feature: August 2016

 
Ambition and illustration

Ambition and illustration

Alan Male

Alan Male welcomes a return to the ‘polymath principle’, the idea that an illustrator should engage with…

 
Time machine

Time machine

John L. Walters

Each summer since 1973, artist Tom Phillips has taken photos of the same twenty places in his South…

 
I am a poster

I am a poster

David Crowley

David Crowley, curator of ‘The Poster Remediated’ at the Warsaw International Poster Biennale, examines…

 
A manual of hand-made Modernism

A manual of hand-made Modernism

Peter Bain

In 1949, a comprehensive portfolio by Swiss designer Walter Käch helped set the stage for postwar…

 
Reputations: Stuart Geddes

Reputations: Stuart Geddes

Elizabeth Glickfeld

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

 
Take my concept

Take my concept

Rick Poynor

Boris Bućan’s early posters display an audacity that challenges divisions between graphic design and…

 
Tune out, dive deep, read on

Tune out, dive deep, read on

Meg Carter

Riposte magazine’s innovative format, diverse contents and clean design challenge the formulaic…

 
The thin controller

The thin controller

Tom Harrad

Progress bars have changed the way we engage with songs, films and stories

 
Wit, bad taste and loud type

Wit, bad taste and loud type

Sarah Snaith

The photos of legendary graphic designer Robert Brownjohn show an outsider’s view of 1960s London

 
The case of Romek Marber

The case of Romek Marber

John L. Walters

The Polish-born graphic designer behind Penguin’s ‘Marber grid’ helped to define British postwar graphic…

 
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