Karel Martens

Recent articles about Karel Martens

Strikethrough

Issue 69, Autumn 2008

Feature

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

Feature

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

French connections

Opinion

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

Graphic design live #1

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

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…