John Heartfield

Recent articles about John Heartfield

Scissor action

Issue 91, Spring 2016


John Heartfield: Laughter is a Devastating Weapon (David King and Ernst Volland, Tate Publishing, £29.9…

Weimar volumes

Issue 91, Spring 2016


The musical Cabaret gave a popular view of Berlin between the two world wars; the…

Violently opposed to war

Issue 86, Autumn 2013


Looking for images of ‘peace’ on the internet yields predictable and clichéd results, as Signs…

Word art

Issue 11, Winter 1993


In post-war art the visual and the literary have blurred. Typography is the point at which they meet

Political imagery re-examined

Issue 58, Winter 2005


One challenge of design and art historians today is how to analyse familiar material, like…

Recent blog posts about John Heartfield

Five strategies tabled in Eindhoven

27 October 2014
Critical path, Graphic design, Posters, Visual culture

Van Abbemuseum throws new light on Jan van Toorn’s critical design practice
Homage exhibitions are inherently celebratory, writes Francisco Laranjo. However ‘Staging the Message: The Open Work…