Review: Graphic design

 
Duo-tome

Duo-tome

In 2013, the overblown, completist pretensions of a career-defining monograph seem…
 
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…
 
Hardcore fluff

Hardcore fluff

Debates about education seem these days to have been reduced almost entirely to…
 
Source code for a design revolution

Source code for a design revolution

Processing, an open-source programming language and environment for creating…
 

History is made of the typical

Faced no doubt by a plethora of daunting decisions – who to include, which countries to…
 

Losing its flavour

The ultimate in cheesy designer excess, packaged in a giant trading card wrapper, the…
 

New languages and noisy texts

Increasingly sophisticated methods of communication mean that the appropriateness of…
 

The boy’s book of Pentagram

Pentagram are masters of self-promotion. ‘Books win friends,’ says Theo Crosby, ‘and…
 
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