Issue 52


In the crazily abundant world of Martin Friedl
Critique, Rick Poynor

777 pictograms conjure up a strange new graphic universe. Critique by Rick Poynor

Agenda, Kevin Larson

The legibility of a typeface should not be evaluated on its ability to generate a good word shape.

John L. Walters
‘Social vision’, Paul Rennie’s account of wartime industrial safety posters, many taken…


Steve Rigley

‘Creative destruction’ and synthesis in the rapidly changing subcontinent

Social vision
Paul Rennie

RoSPA’s Second World War safety posters challenge orthodox views of British Modernism

Eric Kindel

Effect, defect, accident or design – moiré has a vital place in printing

Adrian Shaughnessy

These children’s book illustrations captured moments of social history

Sean O’Toole

South African health campaigns dominate the political landscape

Rick Poynor

J. G. Ballard’s novel resists attempts to summarise it with a single image

Alastair Johnston

Children crossing signs from around the world

Caroline Archer

The army’s designer-printers hit their deadlines under fire