‘Putting too much interpretation into design is not good … For me, the reasons behind it are more primitive than philosophical or sociological’
Tom Phillips’s treated novel is a key text in the short history of deconstruction and experimental print.
For Britain’s public institutions, corporate image-building plays a central role in the marketing mix
In Erik Spiekermann’s hands, typographic design is a tool for rendering the world more accessible
Eight-page illustrated feature on paperback book cover design, including interviews with the Senate, Rex Ray, Angus Hyland
Cipe Pineles was a design innovator. Why, when the history came to be written, was she left out?
Designers and critics alike reject style as shallow and meaningless. But they overlook the complex ways in which its codes are used by different social groups.
Johanna Drucker pursues a double life as a historian of letterforms and a maker of artist’s books.