Review: August 2016

 
Design culture with constraints

Design culture with constraints

Rose Epple

Until recently, everyday commercial graphic design from East Germany was largely…
 
‘Because, history’

‘Because, history’

John L. Walters

Despite its name, Typo Berlin, founded in 1996, has never been solely dedicated to…
 
The book of Michael

The book of Michael

Simon Esterson

It is a pleasure to read a book that is honest, accessible and direct about life as a…
 
Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

John-Patrick Hartnett

There are few high-profile ‘traditional’ graphic design studios whose members discuss…
 
The unsung stencil master

The unsung stencil master

Paul Shaw

W. A. Dwiggins (1880-1956), the US designer best known for his typefaces Metro…
 
Automonography

Automonography

Nick Bell

Abbott Miller’s book tells the story of a life in design: starting out – as his wife…
 
When the camera nearly always lies

When the camera nearly always lies

Sarah Snaith

The Tate Modern’s ‘Performing for the Camera’ began with Yves Klein’s famous Leap…
 
Making sense of a complex ideal

Making sense of a complex ideal

Rob Waller

Simplification is an ideal we think we aspire to, whether we are talking about the…
 
Unpicking the design process

Unpicking the design process

Eleanor Herring

How do things in the design world actually get done? All too often the process by…
 
Tints and tones at the dawn of film

Tints and tones at the dawn of film

Isabel Stevens

Legend has it that audiences for the Lumière brothers’ film The Arrival of a Train at…
 
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