Review: June 2012

 

Agents of change convene in Berlin

Michèle-Anne Dauppe

With an attendance figure approaching 900, Fuse ’95 was certainly a popular event.…
 
Networks map a complex world

Networks map a complex world

J.J. Boehnert

VisualComplexity.com, founded by Manuel Lima in 2005, is a repository of experimental…
 

When all the dials were set to ‘lurid’

Steve Hare

‘The past,’ as L.P. Hartley opened The Go-Between in 1953, ‘is a foreign country: they do…
 

Bulletins of The Serving Library #1

Alex Coles

Following on from where Dot Dot Dot left off, Bulletins of The Serving Library is a new…
 

Type space

John L. Walters

Supergraphics (Unit Editions, £25 + p&p, only available from uniteditions.com) is a…
 
He has ways of making you read

He has ways of making you read

John L. Walters

Few novels have made use of graphic design for background or context, let alone made…
 

Nostalgia to tingle the spine

Steve Hare

Seven Hundred Penguins (Penguin, £20) is exactly what it says it is: 700 utterly random…
 
A talent that linked Modernism with life

A talent that linked Modernism with life

Kerry William Purcell

Graphic design is a formless discipline. Functioning at the nexus point of so many…
 

Space is not the place

J.J. King

They used to say that the geeks would inherit the earth. Somehow it doesn’t look so…
 

The Monograph as Atlas

John L. Walters

In his slim but tactile volume I Swear I Use No Art At All: 10 years, 100 books, 18,788…
 
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