Review: August 2017

 
Non-woolly mammoth

Non-woolly mammoth

Fraser Lyness

There are few publications that can boast the depth of resource, aspiration and…
 
Paradise debunked

Paradise debunked

Hannah Ellis

The consensus among designers is that the middle of the last century was the golden…
 
Museums on display

Museums on display

Charlotte Flint

The academic study of design history is one that has only emerged within the past 50…
 
Pictures made of books

Pictures made of books

Clare Walters

Few children’s picturebooks are quite like this. A Child of Books (Walker Books…
 
Grignani

Grignani

John L. Walters

‘Franco Grignani: Art as Design 1950-1990’ at London’s Estorick Collection (5 July –…
 
In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

Andrew Robertson

The British Rail Corporate Identity Manual was a labour of love for Wallace Henning…
 
Soothing deadlines

Soothing deadlines

John L. Walters

Christoph Niemann’s Sunday Sketching (Abrams, $40, £25) includes a few ‘greatest…
 
Living in the present

Living in the present

Martin Colyer

You want inspiration? Buy this book! It is as simple as that. Cleverly exploring a…
 
More than just a gridnik

More than just a gridnik

Alice Twemlow

Wim Crouwel: Modernist is the disingenuously bald title of a richly textured portrait…
 
Design’s ugly truths

Design’s ugly truths

Peter Buwert

I have a shelf full of books preaching sermons clearly addressed towards the choir of…
 
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