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Recalling the Vignelli experience

‘In the early 1950s,’ begins Massimo Vignelli in the first chapter of this visual…
 

The chemistry that created a winning Swiss formula

Where did the ‘Swiss style’ come from? The book Corporate Diversity answers the…
 

Seeds of digital romanticism

Matt Pyke is a renowned English artist and designer who works at the forefront of digital…
 
Twentieth-century Renaissance man

Twentieth-century Renaissance man

My generation grew up in awe of a handful of American designers. Pre-eminent among…
 
Meet me in Provence

Meet me in Provence

If photography had a Mecca, the annual Rencontres d’Arles in the south of France…
 
Consequent to the last detail

Consequent to the last detail

Looking at the kitchen mixers, hi-fi equipment and other products that Dieter Rams…
 
The words of the prophets

The words of the prophets

Subway Art by photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant (Thames & Hudson, 1984)…
 

The impact of Vorticism

Is it a sign of the growing acceptance of graphic design as a legitimate subject for the…
 

Divided along historical lines

There is a strong similarity between geography and chronology. Both are concerned with…
 

Red rags to the male chauvinist bulls

It is nearly 40 years since feminist hecklers reduced the comedian Bob Hope to silence at…
 
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