Opinion: Book design

 
Depth and ambiguity

Depth and ambiguity

Visual Culture

Another Way of Telling, by John Berger and Jean Mohr, extends the possibilities of the photographic…

 
Words and pictures talking

Words and pictures talking

Design history, Critique / Photography

Canongate has reissued John Berger and Jean Mohr’s A Fortunate Man, about Gloucestershire doctor John…

 
Energy and emotion

Energy and emotion

Visual Culture, Critique / Photography

Aperture’s new series of photography books may prove to be an essential educational resource for serious…

 
The woman who took on the Wolf Man

The woman who took on the Wolf Man

Visual Culture

Sława Harasymowicz’s first foray into graphic novels illuminates a Freudian case history with thrilling…

 
Regeneration X

Regeneration X

Reviews, Visual Culture

Laura Oldfield Ford’s grainy Savage Messiah brings new urgency to an updated punk aesthetic. Critique by…

 
‘Type-only Penguins sell a million’ shock

‘Type-only Penguins sell a million’ shock

Monitor

Penguin uses design to revitalise its back catalogue with Great Ideas and a revived Reference Library

 

Whatever became of the content?

Much new design is over-complex and confusing. An alternative current, sharing many of the same…