Issue 67


Monitor, Jim Sheedy , Kevin Larson

Spare a thought for the reader’s overworked eye muscles when designing text pages

John L. Walters
I don’t know about you, but the world of origami, with its ‘molecules’ and ‘bug wars’…
Portrait of the designer as author
Critique, Rick Poynor

Chip Kidd, designer and now novelist, is as skilled at crafting his own image as he is at creating other…

Letter to the editor, Mary Ann Bolger , Paul Shaw

Letter from Paul Shaw


Garech Stone

Single-character logos provide rich, raw material for identity design

Andrew Haslam

How lettering is made for public display: hand-cutting in wood and stone, & routing in metal and plastic…

Limited Language, Monika Parrinder, Colin Davies

A2’s work is based on conceptual rigour, a feel for print process and a unique flair for bespoke…

Kenneth FitzGerald

Mark Andresen is a graphic one-man-band, with deep roots in the VouDou of pre-Katrina New Orleans

John L. Walters
A2’s bespoke type design is mainly the responsibility of Henrik Kubel, though every…
Marian Bantjes

Maths, computers and the internet are bringing new life, form and purpose to a traditional paper art

David Womack

Faced by the eccentricities of a new show, Web legend Yugo Nakamura opts, brilliantly, to flaunt its flaws…

various authors

Elegant, chunky, laugh-out-loud, nervy, bookish, perfumed . . . our informal jury puts type into words

John D. Berry

Whether as labelling, wayfinding or mere decoration, letters bring function and form to the built…

Keith Miller

Robert Polidori’s deceptively picturesque images remind us of the futility of human ambition