Review: June 2012


The font now arriving at Platform 1

Simon Esterson

Stories in the glossier design books usually have neat endings: the project is completed…


Jessica Jenkins

‘Arguing is part of the Bauhaus,’ says Philipp Oswalt, director of the current Dessau…

‘Folk art’ without the quote marks

John O’Reilly

When I first met Jeremy Deller eleven years ago it was a match made in heaven. I was…

Ken Garland’s life in politics

Eric Kindel

“In youth, we clothe ourselves with rainbows, and go as brave as the zodiac.” With…

Logos without words

Garech Stone

Despite the soft cover, this book by Angus Hyland and Steven Bateman is anything but…
Penguin in pictures

Penguin in pictures

Simon Esterson

The Penguin Collectors’ Society is an owners club for people who worship at the…

Mixed doubles

Jane Cheng

Apprenticed first as a hoodlum graffiti artist, then as a calligrapher and graphic…

Maira to the max

Martin Soames

The illustrative art of Maira Kalman (see Reputations, Eye 47) has a special place in…
Mighty pen

Mighty pen

Steven Heller

Political cartoons are rarely covered in graphic design histories. The reason may…

Recalling the Vignelli experience

Steven Heller

‘In the early 1950s,’ begins Massimo Vignelli in the first chapter of this visual…
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