Monika Parrinder

Recent articles by Monika Parrinder

Activism follows anger

Issue 93, Winter 2016


How do you channel anger into effective activism? This question remains urgent in an era…

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

The myth of genius

Issue 38, Winter 2000


The myth of genius – which promotes the artist as a lone, (even mad) pioneer – emerged when craftsmen first strove to become respected members of an elite. But before designers get too excited about winning the status of the artist, perhaps some caution is required.

Recent blog posts about Monika Parrinder

Optimism and purpose

2 May 2019
Design history, Graphic design, Posters, Visual culture

The wartime posters of Abram Games retain their persuasive power. Review by Monika Parrinder
This big retrospective exhibition of wartime posters by Abram Games at the National Army Museum…