Review: Typography

 
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…
 
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…
 
The ‘bookness’ of books

The ‘bookness’ of books

Hundreds of books about books have been published during the past century. A complete…
 
More than just a gridnik

More than just a gridnik

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