Hamish Thompson

Recent articles by Hamish Thompson

Thirty years before the masthead

Issue 88, Summer 2014


This book is a lavishly illustrated summary of the three decades when Swiss typography journal…

Recent blog posts about Hamish Thompson

The romance of chemicals

15 December 2009
Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Posters, Typography

A portrait of Swiss designer Max Schmid, father of ‘Geigy style’, by New Zealand typographer Hamish Thompson
Zurich is a long way from my home in Wellington, New Zealand, so I missed…

Milestone at the edge of the map

10 December 2008
Design history, Graphic design, Typography, Visual culture

New Zealand is geared up for its first international typography symposium
‘Small, perplexed post-colonial democracy seeking in-depth typographical conversation.’ Some want ads are made to go…