Colin Davies

Recent articles by Colin Davies

They design themselves

Issue 67, Spring 2008


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

Recent blog posts about Colin Davies

Photographs as catalysts

9 February 2018
Book design, Photography, Reviews, Visual culture

Teju Cole’s photobook Blind Spot deals with the loss and recovery of sight … in pictures and words. Review by Colin Davies
Teju Cole is a photographer, art historian and writer who contributes a regular column to…

Illustration as anthropology

4 December 2015
Illustration, New media, Reviews, Visual culture

In Assembly Point, a new gallery space in Peckham, eleven illustrators take a critical approach to their practice
This exhibition of contemporary illustrators is a serious affair, writes Colin Davies. The title ‘Mut…

The graphic languages of fashion

1 December 2014
Graphic design, Illustration, Reviews

Graphic design is woven into fashion culture. ‘Women Fashion Power’ at London’s Design Museum shows how, says Colin Davies
Walking up the stairs to the first-floor gallery space at the Design Museum, London, you…

Caught snapping

20 February 2014
Photography, Reviews, Visual culture

An exhibition of photographs by Andy Warhol, William S. Burroughs and David Lynch provides some fresh insights into their work
When you tire of the detritus of uncensored commodity that is London’s Oxford Street, you…

With a gun

19 January 2014
Design history, Graphic design, Posters, Reviews

The Cuban OSPAAAL posters in Kemistry’s show pack a macho sense of déjà vu, says Colin Davies.
Walk into Kemistry’s OSPAAAL exhibition in Shoreditch and you might be hit by the Cuban…