Review: June 2012

Penguin in pictures

Penguin in pictures

Simon Esterson

The Penguin Collectors’ Society is an owners club for people who worship at the…
Mighty pen

Mighty pen

Steven Heller

Political cartoons are rarely covered in graphic design histories. The reason may…

Down-to-earth Son Of A Windmill-builder

Jan Middendorp

‘Typo-photo’ was a term coined by Moholy-Nagy in 1925 to designate the striking montage…

Recalling the Vignelli experience

Steven Heller

‘In the early 1950s,’ begins Massimo Vignelli in the first chapter of this visual…

Fading away before the issues

John L. Walters

This £400 one-day symposium aimed to instigate ‘an overdue overhaul of the very…

The chemistry that created a winning Swiss formula

Richard Hollis

Where did the ‘Swiss style’ come from? The book Corporate Diversity answers the…

The elegant simplicity of torn paper

Simon Esterson

There is an elegant simplicity about this combined book and DVD on the Dutch designer Jan…

Sixties Soul Sister

Alex Coles

Books on graphic design predictably seem to be polarised into two categories: the well…

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…
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