Review: Visual Culture

 
Concrete canvas

Concrete canvas

When a Banksy original turns up (usually prised off a wall) and sells for £300,000…
 
Elegantly nerdish

Elegantly nerdish

Cuneiform (the name means ‘wedge-shaped’) was, as far as these things can be…
 
Master of the minimal

Master of the minimal

When did logos begin? The wordmarks and symbols of Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s…
 
California is a state of mind

California is a state of mind

Rendered, on the cover of Metropolis’s American edition, in iridescent foil and set…
 
Learning from Ladybird

Learning from Ladybird

For any member of the generations who grew up with Ladybird Books, the mini-hardback…
 
Nostalgia for the Carnation Revolution

Nostalgia for the Carnation Revolution

The exhibition ‘Freedom of Image’, which was spread throughout Porto between May and…
 
Book of revelations

Book of revelations

The uncontroversial premise of Multiple Signatures is that design is a collaborative…
 
Freestyling text and image

Freestyling text and image

As a second-year undergraduate student at Reading in the early 1990s, I was shown the…
 
All the news in theory and in action

All the news in theory and in action

Everybody is publishing books about small independent magazines these days (or…
 
Absent insights

Absent insights

By its title, L’Écartelage reveals its focus on Surrealism in the work of Pierre…
 
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