Issue 47

Opinion

John L. Walters

Playground surrealism
Critique, Rick Poynor

What does BBC3’s animated
ad say about the new channel?

Features

uncredited author

US website satire, re-heated
for a UK tabloid’s 2m readers

Tips for the time-poor on how to break the bad news

Daniel Nadel


New US work featuring Alife, Dalek, Huntergatherer, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Geoff McFetridge…

Eric Kindel

An eccentric typographic proposal from the 1950s

Alice Twemlow

From the (a) trivial to the (b) deadly serious, lists dominate visual culture

the editor

Statistics, expression, economy and a tactile display of the passage of time

Caroline Archer

Printers once promoted themselves through their knowledge of type

Steven Heller

‘I was out walking the dear dog and I saw 500 things that made me want to make art’

Paul West

Hard plastic models of Yellow Submarine figures, collected and appreciated by Paul West