Review: June 2012

 

Design’s virtual Woodstock

Véronique Vienne

I was spoilt for choice. The speakers had all been outstanding, the line-up stellar, the…
 

A world of shape and flat colour

Paul Rennie

The recent exhibition of Tom Eckersley’s posters was the most comprehensive retrospective…
 

One for the nihilistas

John O’Reilly

Throw up once at a party and it’s rude, ignorant and a bit pathetic. Make it a habit and…
 

Rip and Recycle

Alexander Ecob

Many regard climate change as a problem but there are precious few who conquer their…
 

The font now arriving at Platform 1

Simon Esterson

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

Bauhaus

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…
 

The myth-maker of LA

David Heathcote

The first time I visited Los Angeles I bought a book called Twentysix Abandoned Gasoline…
 

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…
 
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