John McConnell

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Reputations: John McConnell

Issue 81, Autumn 2011


‘By wanting to be intelligent, it usually gets simpler and simpler. The creative process is paring back all the time. If you can’t defend it, get rid of it.That’s what turns me on. How simple can you make it? Usually, “creativity” means showing off to your peer group, and creativity without intelligence is as dumb as it comes.’

Shouting from the shelves

Issue 73, Autumn 2009


Faber and Faber, the independent British publisher founded in 1929 by Geoffrey Faber (there was…

Trust in Modernism

Issue 81, Autumn 2011


The John Lewis Partnership’s co-operative ethos has informed 50 years of corporate identity.

The boy’s book of Pentagram

Issue 11, Winter 1993


Pentagram are masters of self-promotion. ‘Books win friends,’ says Theo Crosby, ‘and buying friendship is…

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29 May 2024

A new exhibition charts the rise and fall of the influential fashion brand Biba. Janet South reports

This London exhibition shows Biba’s evolution from mail-order catalogue to the gloriously short-lived ‘Big Biba’ …