Review: June 2012

 
Boy’s Own inventions

Boy’s Own inventions

Steven Heller

American Heritage, a hardcover quarterly, was my favourite magazine in the 960s for…
 

Logos without words

Garech Stone

Despite the soft cover, this book by Angus Hyland and Steven Bateman is anything but…
 

Stripped for action

David Thompson

To my knowledge, this is the first cross-media anthology of gay comic art and…
 

Endangered species

Christopher Brawn

Piet Gerards is a craftsman. You can’t fail to notice this from the moment you pick up…
 

Mixed doubles

Jane Cheng

Apprenticed first as a hoodlum graffiti artist, then as a calligrapher and graphic…
 

Maira to the max

Martin Soames

The illustrative art of Maira Kalman (see Reputations, Eye 47) has a special place in…
 
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…
 
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