Review: September 2019

 
One hundred years new

One hundred years new

Richard Hollis

Jeremy Aynsley’s Graphic Design in Germany 1890-1945 was published almost twenty…
 
Thinking machine

Thinking machine

Darryl Clifton

In the vestibule of Level G at the Barbican a man stands before a large black screen.…
 
In search of dialogue

In search of dialogue

John-Patrick Hartnett

The Design Observer (DO) blog was launched in 2003 by William Drenttel, Jessica…
 
Where was Weimar?

Where was Weimar?

Alex J. Todd

The era of the Weimar Republic, which emerged in Germany in the wake of the First…
 
Design odyssey

Design odyssey

John L. Walters

Stanley Kubrick (1928-99) has long been the ultimate designers’ director, a man who…
 
One lifetime is not enough

One lifetime is not enough

Aileen Kwun

If you are not familiar with the joyous work of designer Gere Kavanaugh, one look at…
 
A new world of worlds

A new world of worlds

John-Patrick Hartnett

‘What would it take to construct a non-Eurocentric design imagination?’ This is the…
 
Yes we can change

Yes we can change

Sarah Snaith

The design world is full of international festivals: D&AD, Ladfest, AGI Open, Semi…
 
Encyclopedic ambitions

Encyclopedic ambitions

D. B. Dowd

English-language historical surveys of illustration have been undertaken on both…
 
The advocacy of Tschichold

The advocacy of Tschichold

Doug Clouse

As Paul Stirton, the curator of ‘Jan Tschichold and the New Typography’ readily…
 
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