Jessica Jenkins

Recent articles by Jessica Jenkins

A Modernist’s voyage of discovery

Issue 80, Summer 2011


The Design Museum’s Wim Crouwel retrospective offers a voyage of discovery into form-making – the…

The frozen past

Issue 54, Winter 2004


For a time, traces of Berlin’s prewar past could be glimpsed in fragments of shop signs


Issue 73, Autumn 2009


‘Arguing is part of the Bauhaus,’ says Philipp Oswalt, director of the current Dessau institution…

Football, politics and the mafia

Issue 71, Spring 2009


The walls of Naples are a canvas for the crimes, passions and contradictions of the city’s inhabitants

Remembrance of things past

Issue 58, Winter 2005


The renovation of Paris’ oldest métro line reveals traces of a century of billboard advertising

Depth of field

Issue 74, Winter 2009


chezweitz & roseapple are the new scenographers, who persuade museum curators to take the integrated approach.

Brand madness 3

Issue 54, Winter 2004


Letter from Jessica Jenkins

Recent blog posts about Jessica Jenkins

Powers of Pabrü

15 March 2018
Critical path, Design history, Graphic design, Music design, Posters

To discover the work of ‘Pabrü’ – Swiss designer Paul Brühwiler – head to Falmouth University. Jessica Jenkins sets the scene
‘Pabrü’, opens on 23 March 2018 at Falmouth University and offers fresh insights into the…

Fresh ideas, fresh air

11 November 2015
Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, Posters, Typography

Academics and practitioners meet in Falmouth, Cornwall to discuss the issues affecting research in graphic design
On Friday 20 November 2015, academics, publishers and practitioners in graphic design will meet at…

Tear-off type walls in Berlin

20 May 2013
Design history, Graphic design, Reviews, Typography

The Bauhaus Archive presents a tour of German-language typographic history with ‘On-Type: Texts on Typography’.
They say that an exhibition should never be a book on a wall, but ‘On-Type’…

Give us back our design!

17 August 2012
Design history, Graphic design, Posters, Visual culture

East Germany’s biggest design archive is about to be put under wraps, inaccessible to scholars and the general public, writes Jessica Jenkins
In the period of political upheaval immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall, an…

Not pasted over

3 August 2012
Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Posters

East German posters are given a place in design history, thanks to Plakat Ost’s exhibition in Berlin
The rituals of telling the story of East Germany have become as tired as the…

Break out of the cloisters

3 May 2012
Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines

Explore ‘Socialist Modernity’ at a forthcoming RCA symposium
Venture outside the world of blogs and back-slapping designer conferences, writes Jessica Jenkins. Everyday academic life…