Review: Design history

 
Information and emancipation

Information and emancipation

This book brings to light an audacious moment in the long career of civil rights…
 
A century of no, No, NO

A century of no, No, NO

An air of discontent has been fomenting in the US since the turmoil of the…
 
Action to the word

Action to the word

Dutch Posters 1997–2017 (Lecturis, €41.00, $59, £45), the successor to Dutch Posters 1960–1996, is an…
 
Waste not

Waste not

For many years Vaughan Oliver was the in-house designer for the 4AD record label, creating…
 
Gender and amnesia

Gender and amnesia

Women Design features the work of 25 female designers and architects from the Bauhaus to…
 
From cover to cover

From cover to cover

Originally used to protect book bindings, dust jackets were often discarded before a book was…
 
Relics of a vanished world

Relics of a vanished world

‘It’s all about nostalgia now,’ writes Malcolm Garrett in his introduction to Letraset: The DIY…
 
Japanese traces

Japanese traces

This winter, the Tokyo exhibition ‘Fragments of Graphism: An Alternative History of Graphic Design in…
 
A social process

A social process

Despite a long and eclectic career that variously spans design, printing, teaching, history and writing…
 
Guts and gutters

Guts and gutters

The Brazilian art director and designer Bea Feitler (1938-82) said of magazines that ‘you can’t…
 
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