Review: Reviews

 

Best or just beautiful?

Every contest has its criteria, and this catalogue for The Best German Book Design 2009
 

Parr’s ambivalent obsessions

‘Parrworld’, the title of Martin Parr’s latest exhibition, is a bold if not presumptuous…
 
Concrete evidence

Concrete evidence

It is not unusual for the work of artists and designers to make the transition to…
 

Toys are us

Not a Toy, a boundary-busting book of art and fashion, is edited by Vassilis Zidianakis…
 

Fun and virals in Berlin

Over three balmy spring days, the fifteenth TYPO Berlin brought together some heavyweight…
 

Cartographical display

Things were not simple for a pre-nineteenth-century map, which might have to show off the…
 

Print’s not dead: it just smells funny

Kristina Nickel’s ‘handbook for media designers’ comes shrink-wrapped with a glowing…
 

Cartoon knowledge

I have known Jules Feiffer, the cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter and novelist, for 25…
 

The boy’s book of Pentagram

Pentagram are masters of self-promotion. ‘Books win friends,’ says Theo Crosby, ‘and…
 
He put his stamp on Dutch culture

He put his stamp on Dutch culture

R. D. E. ‘Ootje’ Oxenaar (b. 1929) was a key figure in the modernisation of Dutch…
 
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