Review: Design history

 
Scissor action

Scissor action

John Heartfield: Laughter is a Devastating Weapon (David King and Ernst Volland, Tate…
 
Weimar volumes

Weimar volumes

The musical Cabaret gave a popular view of Berlin between the two world wars; the…
 
Master of the minimal

Master of the minimal

When did logos begin? The wordmarks and symbols of Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s…
 
Nostalgia for the Carnation Revolution

Nostalgia for the Carnation Revolution

The exhibition ‘Freedom of Image’, which was spread throughout Porto between May and…
 
Thirty years before the masthead

Thirty years before the masthead

This book is a lavishly illustrated summary of the three decades when Swiss…
 
We made this. Authentic, trilingual landmark

We made this. Authentic, trilingual landmark

In the early 1990s I produced a number of facsimile editions of publications of the…
 
More than a gender

More than a gender

‘I never set out to be the only woman blah-blah,’ insists Paula Scher, the first…
 
Design history disciplined

Design history disciplined

What kind of discipline is graphic design history? Catherine de Smet provided one…
 
An enquiring mind

An enquiring mind

Ken Garland (b. 1929) is something of an enigma in British graphic design. Not…
 

Revolutionary material in the flesh

Glasgow’s Hunterian Gallery is home to a collection of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s…
 
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