Feature: Design history

 
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…

 
Marked by time

Marked by time

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

 

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…

 

Seize the sans serif

Raw, vigorous, experimental and often funny, Ark magazine helped to transform British graphics

 

23 Envelope: ambience and inner space

Operating undercover, using the enigmatic title of 23 Envelope, Nigel Grierson and his partner Vaughan…

 

The image as evidence

The career of Germano Facetti is exceptional in its range. As art director of Penguin Book covers in the…

 
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