Review: Typography

 
The ‘bookness’ of books

The ‘bookness’ of books

Hundreds of books about books have been published during the past century. A complete…
 
A single-minded art director

A single-minded art director

A stone’s throw from the building in Cologne where Twen, Germany’s Zeitgeist magazine…
 
More than just a gridnik

More than just a gridnik

Wim Crouwel: Modernist is the disingenuously bald title of a richly textured portrait…
 
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…
 
Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

There are few high-profile ‘traditional’ graphic design studios whose members discuss…
 
The unsung stencil master

The unsung stencil master

W. A. Dwiggins (1880-1956), the US designer best known for his typefaces Metro…
 
Automonography

Automonography

Abbott Miller’s book tells the story of a life in design: starting out – as his wife…
 
A message for modernity

A message for modernity

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

The museum man

This confidently displayed show draws a line in the sand. It secures the De La Warr…
 
Weimar volumes

Weimar volumes

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