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Spaniards’ works

Spaniards’ works

When I was researching my Deco España: Graphic Design Between the Wars (Chronicle…
 
Always in flux

Always in flux

The first major museum-based American graphic design exhibition in fifteen years…
 

Playing to their special strengths

The Tower of Pisa, the Mona Lisa and Mickey Mouse of the postcard world is that pioneer…
 

Facing up to unreality

In an essay in the catalogue accompanying this large-scale exhibition, curator William A.…
 

Nuffin’ like a Puffin

Phil Baines’s Penguin by Design: A Cover Story (2005) was, even at a glance, a marvellous…
 

A sign of moral degeneration?

Is the swastika so tainted by the horrors of Nazism that it cannot, should not, be used…
 
Another self-indulgent design monograph

Another self-indulgent design monograph

A wall of Stefan Sagmeister’s work / live apartment in New York bears the handwritten…
 
Revealing images

Revealing images

Bookshop shelves groan with giant compendiums of illustration, heavy on image, light…
 
Biography of a special case

Biography of a special case

Robin Kinross’s book about Anthony Froshaug has been anticipated in typographic…
 
Political imagery re-examined

Political imagery re-examined

One challenge of design and art historians today is how to analyse familiar material…
 
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