Review: Book design

 
The ‘bookness’ of books

The ‘bookness’ of books

Hundreds of books about books have been published during the past century. A complete…
 
In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

The British Rail Corporate Identity Manual was a labour of love for Wallace Henning…
 
Industrialised folk art

Industrialised folk art

Alexander Girard ‘brought together what the modern had once separated: craftsmanship…
 
Eventure playground

Eventure playground

Boooook is the first publication to give a retrospective overview of the life and…
 
More than just a gridnik

More than just a gridnik

Wim Crouwel: Modernist is the disingenuously bald title of a richly textured portrait…
 
Automonography

Automonography

Abbott Miller’s book tells the story of a life in design: starting out – as his wife…
 
Learning from Ladybird

Learning from Ladybird

For any member of the generations who grew up with Ladybird Books, the mini-hardback…
 
We made this: A life in artefacts

We made this: A life in artefacts

Tom Dixon’s Dixonary (Violette Editions, £35) is a big book (632 pages) that is…
 

Russian Avant-Garde Books

For anyone interested in the history of the book, Russian Avant-Garde Books 1917-34 by…
 

High thoughts on a self-effacing art

‘To begin with, let us enumerate what is repulsive and therefore wrong.’ Thus opens an…