Review: August 2012

 
Giant monkeys in Sagmeister’s soul

Giant monkeys in Sagmeister’s soul

Joan K. Smith

Philadelphia ICA, never an institution to shy away from re-contextualising culture…
 
Skewed perceptions

Skewed perceptions

Caroline Roberts

Two books from the same publisher. Both are hardbacks, both monographs, both…
 
Relentless information

Relentless information

Alexander Ecob

Riding the persistent wave of popular interest in data visualisation, Taschen’s…
 
Fear of the black

Fear of the black

Véronique Vienne

Last winter, as queues formed outside Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs for…
 
Psychedelic tract

Psychedelic tract

John L. Walters

The era of psychedelic art – from the mid 1960s to the very early 70s – was so short…
 
Ways of seeing design

Ways of seeing design

Mark Thomson

From the breadth and vitality of the recent densely compiled retrospective exhibition…
 
Signs of life under an iron fist

Signs of life under an iron fist

Steven Heller

Graphic design histories are, in large part, harvests of unearthed images and…
 
Dan Dare, Bunty and all their pals

Dan Dare, Bunty and all their pals

Julia Round

  James Chapman states his intentions openly: to trace the development of the…
 
A disappointing  splash

A disappointing splash

Rick Poynor

The archly titled Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing has a semi-legendary…
 
Bible of babel

Bible of babel

John L. Walters

The 2012 European Design Awards, the winners of which were announced in Helsinki on…
 
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