Review: Visual Culture

 
Design culture with constraints

Design culture with constraints

Until recently, everyday commercial graphic design from East Germany was largely…
 
Automonography

Automonography

Abbott Miller’s book tells the story of a life in design: starting out – as his wife…
 
The museum man

The museum man

This confidently displayed show draws a line in the sand. It secures the De La Warr…
 
Fighting back with pictures

Fighting back with pictures

This is the third book which Liz McQuiston has written on graphic protest in the past…
 
Tightly cropped critique

Tightly cropped critique

The subtitle of James Clough’s generously illustrated Signs of Italy: Outdoor…
 
Dreaming in Colors

Dreaming in Colors

In the ‘about’ section on the Colors website, you can see a sepia-tone photograph of…
 
Weimar volumes

Weimar volumes

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

Nested narratives

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Abrams, $35, £21.99) – the book of the film – comes in the…
 
True confessions

True confessions

Two recent exhibitions in London shone a light into some less explored corners of the…
 
Ring-bound to rule them all

Ring-bound to rule them all

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