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Taking a scalpel to the dictators

John Heartfield is credited with having invented ‘political photomontage’ but an equally…
 

Britannia waves the flag

A Symbol for the Festival tells an illuminating personal and graphic design history in…
 

History is made of the typical

Faced no doubt by a plethora of daunting decisions – who to include, which countries to…
 

The designer as programmer

‘Swiss’ is still a style. In the crudest terms, the style was, and is, Helvetica, Univers…
 

He put his stamp on Dutch culture

R. D. E. ‘Ootje’ Oxenaar (b. 1929) was a key figure in the modernisation of Dutch society…
 

Off the shelf

Jonny Trunk is obsessed by the childhood memory of a cornflake box seen on family…
 

Networks map a complex world

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

Less made bigger

An exhibition of product design presents its curators with a challenge – showing objects…
 

Iron curtain Vegas

In the mind’s eye, the Eastern Europe of the cold war is painted with a grey wash…
 

Beyond the gimmick age?

SVK is the first comic published by London design studio BERG (best known for their…
 
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