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Tall and tan and young and cryptic

Emmet Byrne

The cover of Chico Buarque de Hollanda, one of 139 such LP covers collected in Bossa Nova…
 

Space to think, however untidy

John O’Reilly

The catalogue entry for this book shows the cover with a subtitle – ‘Emblem and Void’ –…
 

The book design complex

John L. Walters

The annual one-day conference at St Bride Library in Bride Lane (off Fleet Street) has…
 

Cool as a Muji candle in the snow

David Barringer

Quiet, patient and smart, Kenya Hara sets his bold ideas in a cool landscape, like…
 

Good intentions writ large

Gérard Mermoz

The three alternatives recommended by the authors of Conscientious Objectives are to…
 

You may not want to hear

David Heathcote

Bruce Nauman’s work famously defies easy categorisation. So writers who attempt to…
 

The sweet green grass of code

Tom Hartshorn

Form+Code is an interesting addition to Princeton Architectural Press’s ‘Design Briefs’…
 

Poetry of colour

Rob Giampietro

There are two types of primary colours: additive and subtractive. The subtractive…
 

Fanfare for the common man

John L. Walters

This book is neither biography nor visual monograph but an entertaining compilation that…
 

Running on empty

Rick Poynor

The work of artists such as Ed Ruscha, who base their art on language, raises some…
 
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