Karel Martens

Recent articles about Karel Martens

Dance across the pages

Issue 106, Summer 2024


Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens has long been prolific in his visual examinations of form…


Issue 69, Autumn 2008


The act of erasure, or striking out, can add new, unintended meanings to the images and information that lie below

Let the object speak

Issue 11, Winter 1993


The work of Dutch designer Karel Martens is rooted in materials rather than the ravishing image

French connections


Slender and serious, Back Cover is emerging as a Gallic platform for a resolutely non-American view of design

Recent blog posts about Karel Martens

Books received #49

26 October 2022
Book design, Graphic design, Illustration, Events and exhibitions

Marylou Faure; Karel Martens in space; Olimpia Zagnoli; and HELL: The People and Places by Chwast and Heller
It has been a while since we posted a handful of book releases. This month’s eclectic…

Graphic design live #1

26 October 2021
Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, Posters, Typography, Visual culture, Events and exhibitions

Beautiful Swiss Books; Martens in Shanghai; MagCulture Live on Thursday 4 November; Typoteka; Chaumont
Here is a selection of current and upcoming events that piqued the interest of our…

Sea, sky, paint and pattern

29 October 2020
Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Typography, Visual culture

Rich, decorative patterns shape our experience of the British seaside. The sixth in Justin Burns’s series on coastal graphic design
Patterns and decoration have long informed the design of seaside architecture – promenades, amusements, hotels…