Blog: Visual culture

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 April 2022

The Stonehenge we deserve

The Stonehenge we deserve

Stonehenge, exhibition design, British Museum

The British Museum’s ‘World of Stonehenge’ summons up the presence of this awe-inspiring monument. By Janet South

The British Museum expands the story of the Stonehenge era and contextualises it with other European landmarks and artefacts to narrate a journey that reveals cyclical connections between people, land and sky.

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 …

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…

9 August 2021

A new space for illustration

A new space for illustration

archive, quentin blake

A derelict waterworks site in London’s Clerkenwell will become the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration, the world’s largest public arts space dedicated to ‘art with a job to do’. By Clare Walters
In two years’ time, London’s re-named House of Illustration (formerly based in Granary Square, King’s…

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…

16 July 2021

Books received #45

Books received #45

Bill Brandt and Henry Moore; Closed on Mondays by Dinah Casson; Drama by Vanja Cuculić
Here are a few books about visual culture that have been languishing in a dark…

24 June 2021

Kind of Blued

Kind of Blued

In this series of pictures, Sameer Kulavoor focuses on an unavoidable element of Indian street life – the blue tarpaulin. By Marian Bantjes
Sameer Kulavoor is an artist famous in India for his illustrations of everyday life on…

29 March 2021

Books received #44

Books received #44

Africa State of Mind; The Paper by Christoph Niemann; Modern Heraldry; and Abbatt Toys, Modern Toys for Modern Children.
Time to shine a light on some fascinating books about design and visual culture that…
 
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