Review: June 2012

 

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…
 

Seeds of digital romanticism

Mark Webster

Matt Pyke is a renowned English artist and designer who works at the forefront of digital…
 
Twentieth-century Renaissance man

Twentieth-century Renaissance man

Jim Northover

My generation grew up in awe of a handful of American designers. Pre-eminent among…
 

Tear it down, build it up

James Pallister

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

Meet me in Provence

Wayne Ford

If photography had a Mecca, the annual Rencontres d’Arles in the south of France…
 
The idea will not be found in a book

The idea will not be found in a book

Martha Scotford

This slim book of 80 pages will take maybe one hour of your time. The main text is an…
 

No-frills chronicle of a publisher

Dan Nadel

Phil Baines’s scholarly book, jammed with more than 500 covers, is a straightforward…
 
Consequent to the last detail

Consequent to the last detail

Robin Richmond

Looking at the kitchen mixers, hi-fi equipment and other products that Dieter Rams…
 
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