Feature: February 2017

 
A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

Chiara Medioli

In postwar Milan, Swiss designer Lora Lamm brought flair and humour to her work for clients in industry…

 
Permanent opposition

Permanent opposition

Martin Colyer

Perched in a London office overlooking the Thames, Peter Brookes has just hours to turn headline news…

 
Crayon game

Crayon game

Steven Heller

The unexpected craze for adult colouring books has created a bonanza for publishers. Can they keep it…

 
Biggest badass in the room

Biggest badass in the room

Laurie Haycock Makela

Post bereavement, post stroke, post rehab, post 60 … Laurie Haycock Makela braves her first job…

 
Modernist cottage industry

Modernist cottage industry

Rick Poynor

For more than a decade, Ruth Artmonsky has been publishing modest, readable books about design and…

 
Ardizzone at peace and in conflict

Ardizzone at peace and in conflict

Alan Powers

Edward Ardizzone’s experiences as a war artist gave an extra depth and toughness to his work

 
Reputations: Fuel

Reputations: Fuel

Rick Poynor

‘We love collecting vernacular … it’s functional, not following a preconceived idea of what is correct.…

 
Olivier Kugler: bearing witness

Olivier Kugler: bearing witness

John L. Walters

This contemporary illustrator uses his ears and eyes – plus a camera, digital voice recorder…

 
The men who fell to earth

The men who fell to earth

Mike Dempsey

In three turbulent years, from 1968-71, the illustration and design supergroup Bentley / Farrell /…

 
The long look

The long look

Holly Catford

Creating playful, thoughtful images for The Guardian’s ‘long read’ section relies upon a close…

 
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