Review: June 2012

 

Seeds of digital romanticism

Mark Webster

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

A quiet little blockbuster

Stuart Bailey

Amid the heavyweight competition, this 150mm square block charms through a…
 
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…
 
The words of the prophets

The words of the prophets

Henrik Kubel

Subway Art by photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant (Thames & Hudson, 1984)…
 

South African Pop Culture

Sean O’Toole

… Liberally interpreted, Afro is a magazine. Eschewing the strict linear chronology of…
 
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