Pearce Marchbank

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Shock and oral history

Issue 97, Autumn 2018


Ian Birch’s Uncovered: Revolutionary Magazine Covers is an entertaining browse through some of the most…

One week in pictures

Issue 73, Autumn 2009


Now we are deluged with more images than ever, we have lost faith in the power of the photo to express anything other than our personal reality. We don’t take the production of meaning seriously and we use pictures with less fluency and purpose than earlier generations of photographers, designers and editors. We don’t know what we’re trying to say and we don’t know who we are saying it for. We don’t value expertise and commitment and we don’t believe in the photographer’s mission – nor do we think it is likely to have any effect. Rick Poynor looks at one week’s magazine journalism, and finds that this ocean of pictures tells uncomfortable truths about who we are now

Time Out covers

Issue 44, Summer 2002


Pearce Marchbank’s covers added an editorial edge to a listings magazine

Recent blog posts about Pearce Marchbank

Roger Perry’s London letters

10 March 2016
Book design, Design history, Typography, Visual culture

A ‘replica reissue’ of The Writing on the Wall’, designed by Pearce Marchbank, delivers a gritty slab of mid-1970s graffiti
The Writing on the Wall (Plain Crisp Books) is a recent, Kickstarter-financed ‘replica reissue’ of…

A graphic tree-hug

10 October 2013
Graphic design, Illustration, Typography, Visual culture

Pulp!, a 1989 newspaper devoted to trees, drew attention to green issues through art, illustration, writing and photography
Pulp! was a one-off, large-format newspaper published in 1989 to raise awareness of pressing green…