Issue 65


John L. Walters
Talking about design is not the same as writing about design, and blogging is somewhere in…
Letter to the editor

Letter from Matt Dawson

Letter to the editor

Letter from John Hubbard

Letter to the editor

Letter from Rod Clark

Letter to the editor

Letter from Johannes Bergerhausen

Steve Rigley
The destruction of ancient Chinese alleyways undermines the Olympic ideals of harmony…
Jamie Hobson
As long as design education maintains its focus on a narrow, aesthetics-based…
Body of work (65)
Wellcome Collection , Rick Poynor

Extraordinary content and sensitive design establishes the Wellcome Collection as one of London’s…


South Bank show
Robin Kinross

The Royal Festival hall has regained the thoroughly English lettering of its origins in the Festival of…

Clare Walters

A random collection of discarded labels reveals traces of past journeys

Through thick and thin: fashion and type
Abbott Miller

Fashion’s obsessions are mirrored in its typography, from Vogue’s femme serifs to butch Chanel and the…

Do it again
Aaron Seymour

Jenny Grigg’s covers, literary but not literal, were perfect for Peter Carey. Which helped when she had…

Rick Poynor

The authentic spirit of Surrealism lives on – in projects based on curious collections that celebrate…

Luke Prowse

At last, an easy-to-use tool that lets designers generate unique images and animations. And it’s free

David Brittain

With contributors such as Ballard and Paolozzi, Ambit is a literary magazine that has always punched above…

Steven Heller

An Art Deco warehouse in Miami Beach throws unexpected light on the dark arts of design

David Crowley

Wall newspapers, with a chequered history stretching from propaganda to protest, are populist and…

John L. Walters

The summer of 2007 brightened up when Vandalism appeared in Holywell Lane