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Towering ambition

Towering ambition

Audiovisual events that genuinely work are so rare that Brooklyn Babylon (Holland…
 
The future was Afro

The future was Afro

Slightly larger than a 45rpm single and thick as a modest box-set, this book…
 
Violently opposed to war

Violently opposed to war

Looking for images of ‘peace’ on the internet yields predictable and clichéd results…
 
Cute cultural tourism

Cute cultural tourism

Hello Kitty and Pokemon seem to have taken over the world in recent decades. But…
 
Menacing identities

Menacing identities

This brooding black hardback, which looks like a CIA manual, is a worldwide survey of…
 
A cornucopia of Indian design

A cornucopia of Indian design

This anthology of interviews with Indian graphic designers gained exposure in the UK…
 
Raw and radical

Raw and radical

The ‘underground press’ died out more than 40 years ago. Yet it lives on, thanks to a…
 
Studies in black, brown and beige

Studies in black, brown and beige

Handsome may be the word to describe this book, conceived by German illustrator…
 
Surfing a 1960s California wave

Surfing a 1960s California wave

Having spent a week alternately prancing and slogging through John Van Hamersveld’s…
 
Wordplay for a picture palace

Wordplay for a picture palace

In classical texts on the ‘art of memory’, the student is advised to visualise…
 
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