Review: June 2012


Poetry of colour

Rob Giampietro

There are two types of primary colours: additive and subtractive. The subtractive…

The artist behind Norman Bates

Joel Karamath

The artist Edward Hopper was said to have been ecstatic when told that Alfred Hitchcock…

Fanfare for the common man

John L. Walters

This book is neither biography nor visual monograph but an entertaining compilation that…

Running on empty

Rick Poynor

The work of artists such as Ed Ruscha, who base their art on language, raises some…
Cage recast as eye candy

Cage recast as eye candy

John L. Walters

American composer John Cage was a prankster, a gameshow champion and a creator of…
Art direction unknown

Art direction unknown

Keith Miller

What makes a photo art? It helps if you encounter it in some sanctioned art-viewing…

Heavy breathing at the crystal goblet

Robin Fior

Graphic Design & Reading will be assigned reading for my graduate students this fall,’…

Light and shade at the picture house

Adrian Shaughnessy

The work of conceptualist photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto explores notions of ‘comparison…

A million stories in the naked city

Catherine Dixon

The Light Surgeons’ LDN-Redux, which premiered in São Paulo in July, is a 35-minute…

Making history? Or writing about it?

Jim Aulich

Graphic design is such a pervasive part of everyday life it could easily be characterised…
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