Steve Hare

Recent articles by Steve Hare

Nostalgia to tingle the spine

Issue 66, Winter 2007

Review

Seven Hundred Penguins (Penguin, £20) is exactly what it says it is: 700 utterly…

When Britannia ruled the South Bank

Issue 66, Winter 2007

Review

I met the delightful Ralph Tubbs just once, in the mid-1990s. Mention of the…

Whistle-stop tour of a Jurassic park [extract]

Issue 64, Summer 2007

Review

This is a strange, contradictory book: illuminating and infuriating in equal…

In the Modernist hall of mirrors

Issue 60, Summer 2006

Review

It is not exactly rocket science, that different creative disciplines interact and…

Japan’s graphic scream

Issue 59, Spring 2006

Review

I still find it astonishing that Japan has embraced Western (more specifically US)…

Drawn into conversation

Issue 72, Summer 2009

Feature

More big brands are making more use of illustration: pastiche, cartoons, caricature - even…

Make it real

Issue 70, Winter 2008

Feature

Forget fancy effects – ‘authenticity’ may be the most effective way to capture an audience

When all the dials were set to ‘lurid’

Issue 81, Autumn 2011

Review

‘The past,’ as L.P. Hartley opened The Go-Between in 1953, ‘is a foreign country:…

Roadshows and rickshaws

Issue 64, Summer 2007

Feature

Folk images help BBC World Service promote its 21st-century virtues to a rural Indian audience

Predictive text

Issue 66, Winter 2007

Feature

A short history of the future can only start with a look at yesterday’s latest thing

By printers, for printers

Issue 60, Summer 2006

Feature

Until its 1980s demise, ‘Penrose’ documented a fascinating trail of printing and design…

Made in their image

Issue 62, Winter 2006

Feature

In a world crammed with pictures, both art directors and agencies are compelled to rethink their…

Smear

Issue 61, Autumn 2006

Feature

Smear, featuring a caricature of UK politician Jeremy Thorpe, is the Penguin Special that never was.…

‘Type-only Penguins sell a million’ shock [EXTRACT

Issue 54, Winter 2004

Opinion

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