Review

 
Type’s new faces

Type’s new faces

Paul McNeil

Weighing in at a little under two kilos and running to a whopping 832 pages, Shoplifters…
 
Unfinished narratives

Unfinished narratives

Gabriela Matuszyk

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

Henry Miles

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

Malcolm Garret

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’

John L. Walters

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

Olivia Ahmad

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]

 
Shaded tints, a view of US racism

Shaded tints, a view of US racism

Steven McCarthy

The Design of Race arrives at an inflection point in American society. Awareness of racial, socio-economic and class disparities has been at the forefront of national politics … [EXTRACT]

 
Type as art objet

Type as art objet

John L. Walters

‘At design school I became enamoured with typography,’ said Kris Sowersby to Mark Thomson in the…
 
Ambassador for reading

Ambassador for reading

Chris Vermaas

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

Alex J. Todd

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

 
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