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Unfinished narratives

Unfinished narratives

In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of books and projects that…
 
In the heat and light of the day

In the heat and light of the day

A woman walks up to a building’s flat rooftop in Bobo-Dioulasso (above), the second-largest city in…
 
Sci-fi high

Sci-fi high

I have not enjoyed a novel as much as Rian Hughes’s XX: A Novel, Graphic for some time …

 
Pop art before it was ‘Art’

Pop art before it was ‘Art’

Several chapters into this captivating how-to book, Joby Carter jokes about ‘carrying on the fairground tradition …

 
Poster man and boy

Poster man and boy

Paul Rennie’s Tom Eckersley: A Mid-century Modern Master is a fascinating account of Eckersley’s prolific output as a designer and educator, lavishly illustrated … [EXTRACT]

 
Ambassador for reading

Ambassador for reading

In his daughter Flora’s schoolyard, the late Dutch type designer Gerard Unger (1942-2018) was once approached by a mother who told him that her daughter … [EXTRACT]

 
Prism of teaching

Prism of teaching

Paul Elliman once spoke of a hypothetical online teaching environment that would embrace digital resources: ‘dictionaries, search engines, mailing lists, chat-rooms … [EXTRACT]

 
Feminist pot-luck

Feminist pot-luck

If you can get your hands on an original copy of Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, consider yourself lucky – it was printed in an edition of just 100 copies … [EXTRACT]

 
Cool lists for dark days

Cool lists for dark days

Gilles Peterson is known for his unfeasibly large record collection and an unstoppable enthusiasm for Black…
 
Love letter to the future

Love letter to the future

For those (like myself), whose design education revolved around white male role models and Western-centric design canons, the idea of inclusivity … [EXTRACT]

 
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