Review: Typography

 
Stuck in neutral

Stuck in neutral

The scope of Mapping Graphic Design History in Switzerland is expansive. The editors have set…
 
Pictures made of books

Pictures made of books

Few children’s picturebooks are quite like this. A Child of Books (Walker Books, £12.99) is…
 
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…
 
More than just a gridnik

More than just a gridnik

Wim Crouwel: Modernist is the disingenuously bald title of a richly textured portrait of the…
 
A single-minded art director

A single-minded art director

A stone’s throw from the building in Cologne where Twen, Germany’s Zeitgeist magazine of the…
 
The ‘bookness’ of books

The ‘bookness’ of books

Hundreds of books about books have been published during the past century. A complete bibliographic…
 
Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

There are few high-profile ‘traditional’ graphic design studios whose members discuss their work in such…
 
The unsung stencil master

The unsung stencil master

W. A. Dwiggins (1880-1956), the US designer best known for his typefaces Metro, Electra and…
 
Automonography

Automonography

Abbott Miller’s book tells the story of a life in design: starting out – as…
 
A message for modernity

A message for modernity

In the late 1950s I had tea in London with László Moholy-Nagy’s former secretary, surrounded…
 
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