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Intelligent design for scientists

Intelligent design for scientists

Data is the currency of science. The days of butterflies pinned to a board are…
 
365 nuggets from glue-stained vets

365 nuggets from glue-stained vets

More rules? Really? Surely we have enough design rules / principles / maxims now? Do…
 
Turn of the Screw

Turn of the Screw

‘Sex sells!’ was a 1960s motto. Though not as popular as ‘Peace now’, ‘Make love not…
 
Alphabetical jazz soup

Alphabetical jazz soup

The most ingenious editorial design element of Jazz Covers is its double spine: a…
 
Every word in its place

Every word in its place

Reading Richard Hollis’s writings, one can’t help wondering how the esteemed graphic…
 
On being well read

On being well read

In this shifting digital world, countless websites, blogs and social networks provide…
 
Letters from Italy

Letters from Italy

Italian public buildings of the 1930s tend to be of cyclopean proportions and the…
 
Pages from the library of libraries

Pages from the library of libraries

Graphic design, devoted as it is to re-framing text and image, thrives as an object…
 
Square pegs

Square pegs

The postwar reconstruction era of 1950s in the Netherlands is usually viewed as a…
 
Shadows over Poland

Shadows over Poland

The Polish Poster School of the 1950s and 60s casts a long shadow over graphic…
 
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