Review: June 2012

 
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…
 

Fading away before the issues

John L. Walters

This £400 one-day symposium aimed to instigate ‘an overdue overhaul of the very…
 

The chemistry that created a winning Swiss formula

Richard Hollis

Where did the ‘Swiss style’ come from? The book Corporate Diversity answers the…
 

Face to face with the Afrikan written tradition

Steven Heller

Contemporary graphic and typographic design histories are mostly America-centric or…
 

Design for the underground

Eric Kindel

Following his seminal 1969 article in the Penrose Annual, ‘The Design of the London…
 

Strategies for telling truths

Paul Stiff

The sharpest books on design come from small independent publishers, such as Hyphen Press…
 

Always in flux

Steven McCarthy

Union, a synthesis of Helvetica and Arial, is a typeface ‘intended for situations where…
 

Seeds of digital romanticism

Mark Webster

Matt Pyke is a renowned English artist and designer who works at the forefront of digital…
 

Tear it down, build it up

James Pallister

In March 1966 the critic Reyner Banham wrote: ‘Architecture, staid queen-mother of the…
 
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