Feature: Design history

 
A tradition with breaks

A tradition with breaks

Stencil typefaces – late arrivals on the typographic scene – are going in new directions and…

 
Puffins on the plate

Puffins on the plate

How the Russian revolution – plus new technology – led to a colourful and radical change in children’s…

 
A Monotype timeline

A Monotype timeline

A selected, chronological list of notable events in the long, complex history of Monotype

 
Machine head

Machine head

Fritz Kahn commissioned illustrators to realise his surreal pedagogical vision – mechanical metaphors…

 
South Bank show

South Bank show

The Royal Festival hall has regained the thoroughly English lettering of its origins in the Festival of…

 
Willem Sandberg: Warm printing

Willem Sandberg: Warm printing

The Dutch pioneer’s catalogues for the Stedelijk show a tactile use of sensual materials and…

 
Marked by time

Marked by time

Two catalogues reveal much about stencil-making in Germany and the US in the mid-twentieth century, while…

 
Social vision

Social vision

RoSPA’s Second World War safety posters challenge orthodox views of British Modernism

 

Malcolm, Peter . . . and Keith

The British New Wave was born at a boys' school near Manchester

 
Reputations: Richard Hollis

Reputations: Richard Hollis

‘The ideal situation is where you sit with the client and design with them. If anything is emphasised…

 
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