A. M. Cassandre

Recent articles about A. M. Cassandre

Bound for modernity

Issue 103, Summer 2022


Spiral and comb binding have been rehabilitated for aesthetics and practicality. By Simon Esterson [EXTRACT]

I am a poster

Issue 92, Summer 2016


David Crowley, curator of ‘The Poster Remediated’ at the Warsaw International Poster Biennale, examines some of the relationships that exist between posters and the human body

A tradition with breaks

Issue 86, Autumn 2013


Stencil typefaces – late arrivals on the typographic scene – are going in new directions and rediscovering their history.

Some kind of joke?

Issue 10, Autumn 1993


Letter from Jeffrey Keedy in Eye 10

Pages from the library of libraries

Issue 84, Autumn 2012


Graphic design, devoted as it is to re-framing text and image, thrives as an object…

Hergé’s adventures in the world of graphics

Issue 69, Autumn 2008


I frequently have lunch at a Belgian café in New York called Le Petite Abeille (the…

Modern method

Issue 79, Spring 2011


As the Design Museum launches a retrospective of Wim Crouwel’s work, Kerry William Purcell interviews the Total Design (TD) co-founder.

The designer as programmer

Issue 43, Spring 2002


‘Swiss’ is still a style. In the crudest terms, the style was, and is, Helvetica…

Reputations: Alex Steinweiss

Issue 76, Summer 2010


‘I got this idea that the way they were selling these albums was ridiculous. The covers were just brown, tan or green paper. I said, “Who the hell’s going to buy this stuff? There’s no push to it. There’s no attractiveness. There’s no sales appeal.” So I told them I’d like to start designing covers.’

Grandiose gaiety

Issue 71, Spring 2009


In comparison to, say, London, Barcelona or Berlin, Paris is often seen as a ‘museum…

Moderne times

Issue 61, Autumn 2006


Why has France’s influence upon European graphic design been underestimated and neglected?

Beyond the canon

Issue 68, Summer 2008


Introduction to special issue by editor John L. Walters

Early commercial posters [EXTRACT]

Issue 54, Winter 2004


You will not see many designers today borrowing Cappiello’s illustrative method because, unlike Constructivism or the…

Googling the design canon

Issue 68, Summer 2008


In the late 1980s, US designer and historian Martha Scotford set out on a mission to discover what might constitute a canon of graphic design …

Mr Mistral

Issue 79, Spring 2011


New discoveries about Roger Excoffon’s virtuoso typefaces for Fonderie Olive prompt a fresh look at the legacy of this dynamic designer and the foundry itself.

Through thick and thin: fashion and type

Issue 65, Autumn 2007


Fashion’s obsessions are mirrored in its typography, from Vogue’s femme serifs to butch Chanel and the hybrid YSL logo

Design is advertising #1: The whispering intruder

Issue 29, Autumn 1998


Advertising soaks into everything. It has become the texture of contemporary life. Graphic design has played a central part in this process. But does it have a viable role of its own?

Reputations: George Lois

Issue 29, Autumn 1998


‘You can’t research a big idea. The only ideas that truly research well are mediocre ideas. In research, great ideas are always suspect.’

Building a graphic language

Issue 28, Summer 1998


From the 1930s to the 1960s, The Architectural Review's eclectic methods made it a landmark in magazine design

Reputations: Jean Widmer

Issue 34, Winter 1999


‘Signage reflects both the complexity of space and the way a place is organised. And it is very satisfying’

Language unleashed

Issue 16, Spring 1995


Massin’s pioneering book designs of the 1960s used graphic devices to make the spoken word visible and enhance the text’s meaning

The meanings of type

Issue 50, Winter 2003


The back-stories, informed by trends, cults, philosophies and nationhood

Reputations: Alexander Liberman

Issue 10, Autumn 1993


‘I think the term “art director” is the greatest misnomer. There’s no art in magazines unless you are reproducing works of art.’

Reputations: Roman Cieslewicz

Issue 9, Summer 1993


‘Posters are dying out. They need strong themes, which at present they lack. As a form of communication, they belong to another age’

Editorial Eye 65

Issue 65, Autumn 2007


Talking about design is not the same as writing about design, and blogging is somewhere in…

Permanent innovation

Issue 19, Winter 1995


With his ‘livre objets’ for the French book clubs, Pierre Faucheux invented a new genre

A world of shape and flat colour

Issue 14, Autumn 1994


The recent exhibition of Tom Eckersley’s posters was the most comprehensive retrospective of his contribution…

Have you ever really looked at this poster?

Issue 13, Summer 1994


A critical design history should explore the relationship of form, content and production, argues the author of a new concise history.

One from the heart

Issue 6, Spring 1992


Four years ago, Rick Valicenti said goodbye to his corporate clients and set out to reinvent himself. Now his company, Thirst, makes art with a function.

Recent blog posts about A. M. Cassandre

Offset 2014: day three

22 April 2014
Design history, Graphic design, Illustration

Aisling Farinella, Adrian Shaughnessy, I Love Dust, Jon Burgerman, Richard Turley, Marian Bantjes, Jeff Greenspan and Chris Judge. Pam Bowman concludes her coverage of the Dublin Offset conference
The third and final day of the Offset conference began with Dublin-based stylist Aisling Farinella…

Noted #58

14 February 2014
Graphic design, Illustration, Visual culture

Postcards from the Letterform Archive; Ronan Guillou’s ‘This is Not a Map’ of Las Vegas; No Fixed Format: The Sochi Project; Serco Illustration Prize; Marian Bantjes’ Valentine
Here are a few links to sites, exhibitions and objects that grabbed our attention over…

No pressure

15 April 2013
Design history, Graphic design, Illustration

A glimpse at the ethos behind Alliance Graphique Internationale and the upcoming AGI Open London 2013
The public profile of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) is not especially high, which is…

Significant others

12 October 2011
Book design, Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines, Music design, Reviews, Typography

Steven Heller invites designers to come clean about their graphic passions
Steven Heller loves design, but he’s quick to admit it’s ‘not a monogamous relationship’, writes…

Berlin snapshots: Apfel Zet

19 January 2010
Graphic design, Posters, Visual culture

‘We find new stimuli on our wanderings through the city’
Next up in our ‘Berlin snapshots’ series is Apfel Zet, a design studio who pride…