Review

 
Rules of engagement

Rules of engagement

Peter Bil’ak

Back in 2005, I wrote ‘In Search of a Comprehensive Type Design Theory’, a somewhat…
 
The heart and soul of Harlem

The heart and soul of Harlem

John L. Walters

The black-and-white Esquire photo 
of 57 jazz musicians (plus a few local children)…
 
Hardcore history

Hardcore history

Rick Poynor

More than 40 years after punk happened, the phenomenon is still being fêted as a…
 
More than skin deep

More than skin deep

Alan Male

Many books about visual communication contain scant critique or objective evaluation.…
 
Attitudinal angle

Attitudinal angle

John-Patrick Hartnett

We live in an ‘extraordinarily turbulent, often perilous time when we face changes of…
 
Shock and oral history

Shock and oral history

John L. Walters

Ian Birch’s Uncovered: Revolutionary Magazine Covers is an entertaining browse…
 
Paranoia in the void

Paranoia in the void

Robert Hanks

The selection of Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina for the Man Booker longlist – the first time a…
 
Gender and amnesia

Gender and amnesia

Ruth Sykes

Women Design features the work of 25 female designers and architects from the Bauhaus…
 
Signs of the times

Signs of the times

Steven Heller

Every few years or so, a choice handful of illustrator / designers make a splash on…
 
Anglo-Saxon latitudes

Anglo-Saxon latitudes

John L. Walters

The London transport maps designed by MacDonald (Max) Gill can be regarded as sitting…
 
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