Review: June 2012

 
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…
 

El Lissitzky’s divine parable

Barbara Greisman

Had Gadya is the song that is sung at the end of an intimate family meal – a Seder –…
 

Tall and tan and young and cryptic

Emmet Byrne

The cover of Chico Buarque de Hollanda, one of 139 such LP covers collected in Bossa Nova…
 

Space to think, however untidy

John O’Reilly

The catalogue entry for this book shows the cover with a subtitle – ‘Emblem and Void’ –…
 

The book design complex

John L. Walters

The annual one-day conference at St Bride Library in Bride Lane (off Fleet Street) has…
 

Cool as a Muji candle in the snow

David Barringer

Quiet, patient and smart, Kenya Hara sets his bold ideas in a cool landscape, like…
 
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