Review: Graphic design

 
An enquiring mind

An enquiring mind

Ken Garland (b. 1929) is something of an enigma in British graphic design. Not fitting…
 
Hardcore fluff

Hardcore fluff

Debates about education seem these days to have been reduced almost entirely to questions of…
 
Source code for a design revolution

Source code for a design revolution

Processing, an open-source programming language and environment for creating visualisations, animation and interactive artwork, was…
 

History is made of the typical

Faced no doubt by a plethora of daunting decisions – who to include, which countries…
 

Losing its flavour

The ultimate in cheesy designer excess, packaged in a giant trading card wrapper, the first…
 

New languages and noisy texts

Increasingly sophisticated methods of communication mean that the appropriateness of conventional forms of reading and…
 

The boy’s book of Pentagram

Pentagram are masters of self-promotion. ‘Books win friends,’ says Theo Crosby, ‘and buying friendship is…
 
Art without its bitter history

Art without its bitter history

I have a problem with Stalin’s face. He looked exactly like my cat. Exactly. This…
 
The cultured sensibility of Cipe Pineles

The cultured sensibility of Cipe Pineles

Cipe Pineles? Say it Sea-pea Pin-ell-ess; she’s credited with being America’s first influential female art…
 
Political imagery re-examined

Political imagery re-examined

One challenge of design and art historians today is how to analyse familiar material, like…
 
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