Feature: Design history

 
Mark Holt: Games, set and dispatch

Mark Holt: Games, set and dispatch

The title page credit for Munich ’72: The Visual Output of Otl Aicher’s Dept XI reads ‘Researched, written, edited, designed and published by Mark Holt.’ Interview by John L. Walters [EXTRACT]
 
My friend David King

My friend David King

The book David King: Designer, Activist, Visual Historian is a comprehensive account of the work of a unique figure in graphic design history. Here Richard Hollis, witness to King’s development as designer, artist, collector and pioneering author-designer of dazzling books of social and political history, recalls his friend and fellow designer. By Richard Hollis
 
Jacqueline Casey. Science and design

Jacqueline Casey. Science and design

Jacqueline Casey was instrumental in developing what became known as the MIT Style. By Elizabeth Resnick [EXTRACT]
 
Eye’s early years

Eye’s early years

Founding editor Rick Poynor recalls the aims and ideas behind the launch of an independent design magazine [EXTRACT]
 
Letterform Archive: Objects of Inspiration

Letterform Archive: Objects of Inspiration

Letterform Archive is feeding the post-digital generation’s passion for physical artefacts
 
Elaine Ramos: The book designer

Elaine Ramos: The book designer

‘We overdose on communication, but “beautiful” design circulates only between the culturally literate.’ [EXTRACT]
 
They made Canada

They made Canada

Working against the clock, with virtually no budget, Greg Durrell made a design documentary that shows how European immigrants created Canada’s visual identity
 
Pay it forward

Pay it forward

Rubén Fontana devised a system for teaching typography that is grounded in Argentina’s culture and politics
 
Two cheers for publishing

Two cheers for publishing

A two-volume book packed with graphic design history is a visual blockbuster, but does little for scholarship. By Rick Poynor
 
This woman’s work

This woman’s work

Kate Hepburn’s design career, embracing pioneering magazines such as Spare Rib and Vole as well as comedy and rock’n’roll, is rooted in rigorous typography
 
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