Blog: Design history

7 September 2022

Graphic design live #5

Graphic design live #5

Air-India’s Maharaja in New York; Otl Aicher in Zurich; AGI Open in Trieste; BBC’s ‘Kingdom of Cardboard’ in London

Here are details of four of the many international events taking place during September 2022 …

10 July 2022

Now you see me …

Now you see me …

Laura Meseguer’s installation ‘Invisible’ in Lleida invites visitors to rediscover type on the street

‘Invisible’ is an invitation to enjoy signs on the street … elements so familiar they can become ‘invisible’ …

5 July 2022

Graphic design live #3

Graphic design live #3

Breaking the News in London; typewriters in Edinburgh; typographic protests in San Francisco; 23rd International Exhibition in Milan; Graphic Trial in Tokyo; Type Paris.

Here is a selection of current and upcoming events worth noting in your graphic design calendar.

7 June 2022

Graphic design live #2

Graphic design live #2

Susan Kare in Lyon; Josep Renau in Valencia; Type Tuesday; Typographics 2022 in NYC; Birmingham Design Festival; Iwan Baan and Francis Kéré in London

Here is a selection of current and upcoming events worth noting in your design calendar.

30 April 2022

Bosnian War Posters

Bosnian War Posters

A powerful collection of graphic art, collected shortly after the war ended, tells an emotive story of frenzied nationalism. By Daoud Sarhandi

In mid-1995, however, I went to Bosnia with a burning sense of outrage … we tracked down and photographed around 700 posters, magazine covers and postcards.

12 April 2022

Bob Gill (1931-2021)

Bob Gill (1931-2021)

Bob Gill, graphic design

US designer Bob Gill was a founding father of British graphic design. Patrick Baglee pays tribute.

Bob Gill, who has died aged 90, was a vocal advocate of the importance of original graphic solutions, determined not by the prevailing graphic style, but by the nature and context of the problem …

22 November 2021

Style and satire

Style and satire

What happened when Private Eye went to Town? Anne Braybon reveals a curious link between two very different 1960s magazines

In March 1962 Private Eye published About, a parody of About Town magazine (see Eye 96) …

26 October 2021

Graphic design live #1

Graphic design live #1

Beautiful Swiss Books; Martens in Shanghai; MagCulture Live on Thursday 4 November; Typoteka; Chaumont
Here is a selection of current and upcoming events that piqued the interest of our…

22 September 2021

Books received #47

Books received #47

The IBM Poster Program; This is What Democracy Looked Like; Flag Waves
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent weeks. Though many…

14 September 2021

Always drawn, never written

Always drawn, never written

This unusual biography of book designer Helmut Salden (1910-96) shows the processes behind his lettering for dust jackets. By Jan Middendorp
Helmut Salden (1910-96) was the most productive book cover designer in the Netherlands, during the…
 
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