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…

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…

Who’s zooming whom?

Steven Heller

Almost twenty years ago, when I first saw Hungarian illustrator Istvan Banyai’s…

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…


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…
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…
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