Review: Design history

 
From cover to cover

From cover to cover

Originally used to protect book bindings, dust jackets were often discarded before a…
 
Relics of a vanished world

Relics of a vanished world

‘It’s all about nostalgia now,’ writes Malcolm Garrett in his introduction to…
 
Japanese traces

Japanese traces

This winter, the Tokyo exhibition ‘Fragments of Graphism: An Alternative History of…
 
Swiss style: the prequel

Swiss style: the prequel

It all started with a letter that Dorothea Hofmann sat down to write to Philip B.…
 
A social process

A social process

Despite a long and eclectic career that variously spans design, printing, teaching…
 
Guts and gutters

Guts and gutters

The Brazilian art director and designer Bea Feitler (1938-82) said of magazines that…
 
Hippie shake-up

Hippie shake-up

What do Victor Moscoso’s psychedelic music posters, Harley Davidson’s Captain America…
 
Stuck in neutral

Stuck in neutral

The scope of Mapping Graphic Design History in Switzerland is expansive. The editors…
 
Living in the present

Living in the present

You want inspiration? Buy this book! It is as simple as that. Cleverly exploring a…
 
A message for modernity

A message for modernity

In the late 1950s I had tea in London with László Moholy-Nagy’s former secretary…
 
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