Review: Typography

 
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…
 
Tightly cropped critique

Tightly cropped critique

The subtitle of James Clough’s generously illustrated Signs of Italy: Outdoor…
 
Weimar volumes

Weimar volumes

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

Unpredictable Swiss design

The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, created in 1875, was a pioneer institution in…
 
Ring-bound to rule them all

Ring-bound to rule them all

Manuals 2: Design & Identity Guidelines (Unit Editions, £75) follows Unit Editions’…
 
Anecdotage

Anecdotage

GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond, which reminisces over the past half-century of…
 
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