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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…
 
Cage recast as eye candy

Cage recast as eye candy

American composer John Cage was a prankster, a gameshow champion and a creator of…
 
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…
 

Soft-edged memoir

Duncan Fallowell’s ‘memoir for misfits’ How to disappear (Ditto Press, £14.99) is…
 

Picture hunter gatherers

The modern malaise is to over-complicate. In her chatty foreword to The Graphic Eye
 
Networks map a complex world

Networks map a complex world

VisualComplexity.com, founded by Manuel Lima in 2005, is a repository of experimental…
 

When all the dials were set to ‘lurid’

‘The past,’ as L.P. Hartley opened The Go-Between in 1953, ‘is a foreign country: they do…
 
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