Feature: Visual culture

 
Miss Fixit

Miss Fixit

Tina Roth Eisenberg never had a business plan. But all the things she dreams up – the Swissmiss blog…

 
Free for all

Free for all

In designing the Ubuntu type family, Dalton Maag had to produce faces for print and screen in thirteen…

 

NASA patches

Embroidered space travel patches, collected and appreciated by Eugene Dorr

 

Chicken restaurants

The appearance of Britain’s fried chicken joints are a uniquely British take on an American theme

 
Shock tactics

Shock tactics

America’s funky ‘altweeklies’ are a hotbed of zero-budget, attention-grabbing cover art direction.

 

A terrible beauty

The atomic bomb’s mushroom cloud has become the logo of annihilation

 

The producer as author

For Bruce Mau, graphic design is a way of investigating ethical, cultural and philisophical issues

 

We hardly knew you

Street-corner merchandising tries to remember the twin towers

 
Penguin crime

Penguin crime

Romek Marber’s 1960s paperback identity is a landmark of independent British design

 
Reputations: Jean Widmer

Reputations: Jean Widmer

‘Signage reflects both the complexity of space and the way a place is organised. And it is very…

 
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