Review: November 2012

 
Better than the real thing

Better than the real thing

John L. Walters

A recent exhibition at the Ikon gallery in Birmingham presented work by Pakistan-born…
 
Rallying cries

Rallying cries

Paul Rennie

Capitalising on the recent popularity of all things ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’, Fit Men…
 
Uncharted territory

Uncharted territory

Elizabeth Beidler

This graphic design reader, originally intended to accompany the ‘Graphic Design:…
 
Carve his name with pride

Carve his name with pride

Paul Shaw

Michael Harvey, the British lettering artist and designer, has worked wholly within…
 
Intelligent design for scientists

Intelligent design for scientists

Henry Stanley

Data is the currency of science. The days of butterflies pinned to a board are…
 
365 nuggets from glue-stained vets

365 nuggets from glue-stained vets

Daniel Benneworth-Gray

More rules? Really? Surely we have enough design rules / principles / maxims now? Do…
 
Turn of the Screw

Turn of the Screw

Steven Heller

‘Sex sells!’ was a 1960s motto. Though not as popular as ‘Peace now’, ‘Make love not…
 
Alphabetical jazz soup

Alphabetical jazz soup

John L. Walters

The most ingenious editorial design element of Jazz Covers is its double spine: a…
 
Every word in its place

Every word in its place

Elizabeth Glickfeld

Reading Richard Hollis’s writings, one can’t help wondering how the esteemed graphic…
 
On being well read

On being well read

S├ębastien Morligham

In this shifting digital world, countless websites, blogs and social networks provide…
 
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