Issue 52


In the crazily abundant world of Martin Friedl
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 from his own…


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