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…

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…

Glaser’s genial self-portrait

Rick Poynor

I know I’m not alone when I say that Milton Glaser was the first graphic designer I could…
Iron curtain Vegas

Iron curtain Vegas

Robert Hanks

In the mind’s eye, the Eastern Europe of the cold war is painted with a grey wash…
Boy’s Own inventions

Boy’s Own inventions

Steven Heller

American Heritage, a hardcover quarterly, was my favourite magazine in the 960s for…

Logos without words

Garech Stone

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

Mixed doubles

Jane Cheng

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