Review: June 2012

 
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…
 

Off the shelf

Simon Esterson

Jonny Trunk is obsessed by the childhood memory of a cornflake box seen on family…
 

The chemistry that created a winning Swiss formula

Richard Hollis

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

We need a hero

Peter Bil’ak

Third in the series ‘Graphic design in the Netherlands’, Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice
 

Recalling the Vignelli experience [EXTRACT]

Steven Heller

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

Strategies for telling truths

Paul Stiff

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

Networks map a complex world

J.J. Boehnert

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

Seeds of digital romanticism

Mark Webster

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