Review: June 2012

 

Art’s talented daughter

Martin Soames

Laurie Anderson’s communication skills, drawing ability and fund of ideas might have made…
 

Pieced together in Ambleside

Phil Baines

I’m sure that most designers will know about some aspect of Kurt Schwitters’ work…
 

Design’s virtual Woodstock

Véronique Vienne

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

Down Mexico Way

Luke Pendrell

This hefty book examines the vernacular usage of the blackletter typeface in Mexico…
 

Swing to the right… creatively speaking

Kerry William Purcell

Many art and design educators look to the idea of the lateralisation of brain function…
 

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…
 
Bauhaus

Bauhaus

Jessica Jenkins

‘Arguing is part of the Bauhaus,’ says Philipp Oswalt, director of the current Dessau…
 
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