Review: June 2012


Symbolise and summarise

Brendan Dawes

Why has there never been a definitive book about the work of Saul Bass, one of the…
What makes designers tick?

What makes designers tick?

Jan Middendorp

Among design associations, the Alliance Graphique International (AGI, founded in…

Club-wielding poster boy

Alice Twemlow

‘American Badass’, ‘Totally Live, Totally Nude’, and ‘Follow Your Damn Bliss’ are some of…

Jump-cut collage

‘Roman Cieslewicz’, at London’s Royal College of Art features more than 150 items by the…
No way to treat a woman (designer)

No way to treat a woman (designer)

Véronique Vienne

A couple of years ago I wrote a series of essays whose working title was ‘Random…
Not dead, just sleeping

Not dead, just sleeping

David Brittain

There are 300 or so death masks in the collection of the Edinburgh Phrenological…

A geezer with blunt scissors

Richard Kemp

In London, not far from where I live, there is a man who stands on the kerb and shouts at…

Font of all type knowledge

Ben Archer

With fine traditions in type and graphic design, but small sales volumes, Dutch books…

Famous for fifteen megabytes

In digital culture, nothing is ever perfect or finished. Glitch art and design celebrates…
Frank’s wild years

Frank’s wild years

John L. Walters

Had Robert Frank never opened another shutter after 1956, his reputation would be…
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