Review: Typography

 
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 …

 
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]

 
From gothic to roman, almost

From gothic to roman, almost

Most books on the history of type design follow a familiar trajectory. They either provide a…
 
Signs of street life

Signs of street life

At a time when many of us know our location all too well, having been…
 
Gender imbalance

Gender imbalance

Within the design publishing landscape, type-focused titles abound, yet type designed by women remains proportionally under-represented…
 
Pictoglyphic time travel

Pictoglyphic time travel

If the concept of ‘designer and illustrator as author’ is worthy of close attention outside children’s…
 
Read and destroy

Read and destroy

Art and design pedagogy is generally agreed today on the imperative for educators to facilitate independent…
 
Many players on the Olympic stage

Many players on the Olympic stage

Germany first hosted an Olympic Games in 1936, in Berlin and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and did so again…
 
Cinematic storyteller

Cinematic storyteller

David King: Designer, Activist, Visual Historian is an enthralling visual document of King’s work from his student experiments to the groundbreaking visual histories of his later years …

 
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