Anna Gerber

Recent articles by Anna Gerber

Mental as anything

Issue 41, Autumn 2001


‘Please tell us what you think and hang this card on the corridor wall.’ This is…

Dust that never sleeps

Issue 53, Autumn 2004


Artist and writer Rachel Lichtenstein is best known for her book (and personal…

Designed to be read

Issue 65, Autumn 2007


Every so often you come across a book that is intelligently designed, written…

The stuff that surrounds us

Issue 40, Summer 2001


The latest Barbara Kruger work to travel to the UK is a powerful and hypnotic…

The process is the premium

Issue 59, Spring 2006


British design group 8vo formed in 1984 with an ‘idea-driven’ approach to…

Emotional baggage and the art of Freud’s soft furnishings

Issue 57, Autumn 2005


In 1999, French artist Sophie Calle teamed up with Violette Editions to produce the…

Yo Wittgenstein!

Issue 56, Summer 2005


One of my MA students at Central Saint Martins recently cornered me after a seminar…

Pulse-taking for armchair activists

Issue 54, Winter 2004


‘The dozen years spanning 1990 to 2002 covered by this book brought a dramatic…

World Without Words [EXTRACT]

Issue 49, Autumn 2003


‘The graphic design in this book is the kind that slips silently by us, all the…

Doodles for fun and profit [EXTRACT]

Issue 49, Autumn 2003


The book is divided into twelve sections and encompasses many variations on a…

The joy of specks

Issue 45, Autumn 2002


Every once in a while, a book comes along that you love so much you want to buy a…

Alt space for fanzines

Issue 44, Summer 2002


I recently bought a beautiful book in Booksoup on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. I…

Honour thy error

Issue 41, Autumn 2001


Can happy accidents save us from crude perfectionism?