Review: Reviews

 
Stuck in neutral

Stuck in neutral

The scope of Mapping Graphic Design History in Switzerland is expansive. The editors…
 
Non-woolly mammoth

Non-woolly mammoth

There are few publications that can boast the depth of resource, aspiration and…
 
Paradise debunked

Paradise debunked

The consensus among designers is that the middle of the last century was the golden…
 
Museums on display

Museums on display

The academic study of design history is one that has only emerged within the past 50…
 
Pictures made of books

Pictures made of books

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

Grignani

‘Franco Grignani: Art as Design 1950-1990’ at London’s Estorick Collection (5 July –…
 
In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

The British Rail Corporate Identity Manual was a labour of love for Wallace Henning…
 
Soothing deadlines

Soothing deadlines

Christoph Niemann’s Sunday Sketching (Abrams, $40, £25) includes a few ‘greatest…
 
Living in the present

Living in the present

You want inspiration? Buy this book! It is as simple as that. Cleverly exploring a…
 
Design’s ugly truths

Design’s ugly truths

I have a shelf full of books preaching sermons clearly addressed towards the choir of…
 
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