Review: June 2012

 

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…
 
A quiet little blockbuster

A quiet little blockbuster

Stuart Bailey

Amid the heavyweight competition, this 150mm square block charms through a…
 

The stuff they like

The Fall 2000 issue of The Ganzfeld was a 152-page pocket book; the latest is bigger…
 
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…
 
What makes designers tick?

What makes designers tick?

Jan Middendorp

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