Review: June 2012

 

Famous for fifteen megabytes

In digital culture, nothing is ever perfect or finished. Glitch art and design celebrates…
 

Talkin’ ’bout font generations

Sofie Beier

Do you guys always talk this much about yourself in presentations?’ asked Vladimir, a…
 
Frank’s wild years

Frank’s wild years

John L. Walters

Had Robert Frank never opened another shutter after 1956, his reputation would be…
 

El Lissitzky’s divine parable

Barbara Greisman

Had Gadya is the song that is sung at the end of an intimate family meal – a Seder –…
 

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…
 
Big ideas and giant turkeys

Big ideas and giant turkeys

John L. Walters

The culture of ‘album cover design’ often runs in a kind of parallel universe to…
 

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…
 

A character actor in search of authorship

David Barringer

The twenty years of Chip Kidd’s career in book design have coincided with big changes in…
 
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