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Museums on display

Museums on display

The academic study of design history is one that has only emerged within the past 50…
 
From magic lanterns to virtual reality

From magic lanterns to virtual reality

In her preface, Maureen Furniss tells it how it was: ‘In twenty years of teaching…
 
Pictures made of books

Pictures made of books

Few children’s picturebooks are quite like this. A Child of Books (Walker Books…
 
A life in grafix

A life in grafix

Here’s a fantastic, heavy, extraordinary 374-page book whose ten chapters chart the…
 
Public art for public art’s sake

Public art for public art’s sake

Scott King’s Public Art blends fact and fiction, satire and speculation in a critique…
 
Street haunting

Street haunting

Ghost signs have long been popular as landmarks, historical devices, ornaments and…
 
Paradise debunked

Paradise debunked

The consensus among designers is that the middle of the last century was the golden…
 
Grignani

Grignani

‘Franco Grignani: Art as Design 1950-1990’ at London’s Estorick Collection (5 July –…
 
Hippie shake-up

Hippie shake-up

What do Victor Moscoso’s psychedelic music posters, Harley Davidson’s Captain America…
 
Animals fight back

Animals fight back

This book of 115 black-and-white woodcut illustrations and few words carries an…
 
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