Review: Book design

 
Hard-working hooligans

Hard-working hooligans

Scan the pages of recent graphic design history, and its coverage of the rule-breaking mantras…
 
Easy reading

Easy reading

Paul Luna has written a very thorough explanation of typography as a subject and a…
 
File under undefined

File under undefined

Edward Gorey (1925-2000) spent most of his life trying to remain uncategorised and undefined. Despite…
 
Rules of engagement

Rules of engagement

Back in 2005, I wrote ‘In Search of a Comprehensive Type Design Theory’, a somewhat…
 
Paranoia in the void

Paranoia in the void

The selection of Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina for the Man Booker longlist – the first time…
 
Body of work

Body of work

In our digital age, when every image is available and mutable, when pornography is commonplace…
 
From cover to cover

From cover to cover

Originally used to protect book bindings, dust jackets were often discarded before a book was…
 
No fixed style

No fixed style

Among British independent record companies, Mute Records, founded in 1978 by ‘accident’, has never enjoyed…
 
Books on books

Books on books

The London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA), founded in 2012 by artists Simon Goode and…
 
In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

The British Rail Corporate Identity Manual was a labour of love for Wallace Henning, a…
 
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