Erik Kessels

Recent articles about Erik Kessels

Self-propelled, self-made

Issue 38, Winter 2000


Big books give KesselsKramer and Fuel an instant air of authority.

Love of lexicons

Issue 78, Winter 2010


The dictionary framework allows readers to find random nuggets of information, forging connections that reflect the arbitrary nature of life.

Lost worlds

Issue 55, Spring 2005


Vernacular photography. Innocence regained? Or just another kind of fiction?

Recent blog posts about Erik Kessels

Saturday afternoon fever

2 August 2021
Book design, Photography, Reviews, Visual culture

Muddy Dance is a slender, large-format, velour-covered volume of black and white photographic prints assembled…

Of monumental proportions

30 May 2014
Graphic design, Reviews, Typography, Visual culture

Lettering Large is a graphic designer’s coffee table book, easily read in one sitting but…

Posters for the blind

12 September 2013
Graphic design, Posters, Visual culture

A one-day typographic poster exhibition in the Hoxton Arches captured football chants in print
‘Glory Glory’ was a one-day poster exhibition and book launch encompassing the sound and spirit…

Walk-in book

19 February 2013
Book design, Graphic design, Illustration, Visual culture

In the V&A’s upcoming ‘Memory Palace’, twenty illustrators and designers will give graphic form to Hari Kunzru’s post-apocalyptic narrative.
The idea for the Memory Palace exhibition, which opens this summer at the V&A, came…


9 November 2012
Photography, Reviews, Visual culture

An exhibition at the Photographers’ Gallery in London looks hard at the eyes of sharpshooters (from artists and anonymous punters to movie stars and Simone de Beauvoir)
The recently re-opened Photographers Gallery is right on target with its current show, writes Liz…

The seventh Python

29 October 2009
Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Music design, Photography, Visual culture

Storm Thorgerson’s iconic album art at Integrated2009
To designers of a certain vintage, Storm Thorgerson, one of the founders (with Aubrey Powell)…