Blog: Reviews

25 May 2022

Serious fun

Serious fun

Camille Walala’s new monograph makes explicit the influences on her colourful community projects, furniture and large-scale public art. Review by Gabriela Matuszyk

In Taking Joy Seriously, Camille Walala shows how bold colours and playful patterns have become a fundamental part of her practice …

8 November 2021

Silent sound

Silent sound

musicdesign

Chris Bigg’s ‘sketchbook’, Analogue Process 1987 – 2019, is a hymn of praise to ink on paper

Chris Bigg has enjoyed a close relationship with many musicians and music labels over his substantial career …

8 September 2021

Year of the pictograms

Year of the pictograms

‘Tokyo 1964’ demonstrates the lasting influence of that year’s games on design for the Olympics
As this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games were nearing their end, an exhibition exploring the legacy…

27 August 2021

Books received #46

Books received #46

Dosłownie by Janusz Górski; Eco Worrier by James Marsh; Data Justice and COVID-19: Global Perspectives
There are three titles that caught our attention in recent months. The book Dosłownie. Liternicze…

2 August 2021

Saturday afternoon fever

Saturday afternoon fever

Muddy Dance is a slender, large-format, velour-covered volume of black and white photographic prints assembled…

19 September 2020

Crouwel’s institutional intuition

Crouwel’s institutional intuition

On the first anniversary of Wim Crouwel’s death, Alex J. Todd recalls a visit to the Stedelijk Museum exhibition ‘Mr. Gridnik’
On 19 September 2019, nine days before the opening of ‘Wim Crouwel: Mr. Gridnik’ at…

15 July 2020

Fill the white space

Fill the white space

‘À propos’, Anette Lenz’s first major exhibition in her homeland, is an immersive, virtuoso response to Richard Meier’s MAK building in Frankfurt. By Jan Middendorp
After a two-month Covid-related delay, one of the most remarkable exhibitions of a contemporary graphic…

12 March 2020

Books received #43

Books received #43

Gothic comics for girls; soundsystem culture; The Power and Influence of Illustration by Alan Male; and Liz McQuiston’s Protest!
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent months. Gothic for…

7 February 2020

Books received #42

Books received #42

Helfand’s visual odyssey, edible art, typo-poetry from Bernstein and Lehrer, Piper in Brighton and Black Lives 1900
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent months. Jessica Helfand’s…

23 January 2020

Drawing stories

Drawing stories

This updated study of children’s picturebook illustration, by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles, is visually rich and grounded in sound research
If you have any interest whatsoever in illustration for picturebooks, this excellent book is worthy…
 
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