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 and progress In…
Jamie Hobson
As long as design education maintains its focus on a narrow, aesthetics-based curriculum, it cannot…
Body of work (65)
Wellcome Collection, Rick Poynor
Extraordinary content and sensitive design establishes the Wellcome Collection as one of London’s essential museum stops


South Bank show
Robin Kinross
The Royal Festival hall has regained the thoroughly English lettering of its origins in the Festival of Britain – on one side only
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 hybrid YSL logo
Do it again
Aaron Seymour
Jenny Grigg’s covers, literary but not literal, were perfect for Peter Carey. Which helped when she had to design them a second time
Rick Poynor
The authentic spirit of Surrealism lives on – in projects based on curious collections that celebrate the strange and numinous
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 its weight
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 powerful.
John L. Walters
The summer of 2007 brightened up when Vandalism appeared in Holywell Lane