Review: June 2012

 

Making history? Or writing about it?

Jim Aulich

Graphic design is such a pervasive part of everyday life it could easily be characterised…
 

Code and image

‘Decode: Digital Design Sensations’ promises to be a blockbuster for the new decade.…
 

Grandiose gaiety

Véronique Vienne

In comparison to, say, London, Barcelona or Berlin, Paris is often seen as a ‘museum…
 

Recent Photobooks: a connoisseur’s guide

Wayne Ford

Martin Munkacsi By F. C. Gundlach Steidl, €48. Thames & Hudson, £39.95 In the 1930s…
 

Type tales told for ordinary folk

Gerry Leonidas

It was hard to avoid Just My Type in the weeks before its publication in October, with…
 

Comic sans the grown-ups

Steven Heller

There are two names responsible for bringing comics ‘out of the trash and into a…
 

The farewell tour syndrome

Emily King

Earlier this year I was researching past issues of Emigre magazine for an exhibition…
 
Spaniards’ works

Spaniards’ works

Steven Heller

When I was researching my Deco España: Graphic Design Between the Wars (Chronicle…
 
London Pride

London Pride

Stephen Coates

The capital’s infrastructure may be decrepit, but London Transport can still…
 

Handy hardback memories

Clare Walters

Generations of children have grown up with Ladybird books. Between 1940 and 1980, 646…
 
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