Design history

12 March 2020

Books received #43

Books received #43

Gothic comics for girls; soundsystem culture; The Power and Influence of Illustration by Alan Male; and Liz McQuiston’s Protest!
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent months.

7 February 2020

Books received #42

Books received #42

Helfand’s visual odyssey, edible art, typo-poetry from Bernstein and Lehrer, Piper in Brighton and Black Lives 1900
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent months.

23 January 2020

Drawing stories

Drawing stories

This updated study of children’s picturebook illustration, by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles, is visually rich and grounded in sound research
If you have any interest whatsoever in illustration for picturebooks, this excellent book is worthy of a place on your shelves, writes Clare Walters.

9 January 2020

Books received #41

Books received #41

Giovanni Anceschi, Shopfronts of London, Polish Design ABCs and a Swiss design manual by Müller-Brockmann
Here is a selection of four titles that caught our attention in recent months.

13 December 2019

Walking in a nuclear winter land

Walking in a nuclear winter land

A new book recalls a time when civil authorities urged citizens to prepare for a threat from the East. By Andrew Robertson
The book Nuclear War in the UK, already in its second printing, has been a surprise hit of the Christmas election season, writes Andrew Robertson.

4 November 2019

Tokyo two-track

Tokyo two-track

The scripts of East and Southeast Asia came to the fore at the annual ATypI conference. John D. Berry reports
Not surprisingly, the 2019 ATypI conference in Tokyo had a large participation by East Asian type foundries, and a significant amount of programming on the various scripts of East and Southeast Asia. This was only the second time ATypI had held its annual conference in Asia, writes John D. Berry.

21 October 2019

magCulture curates Eye

magCulture curates Eye

In anticipation of magCulture live on Thu 7 Nov 2019, founder Jeremy Leslie has selected five articles from Eye’s huge archive
Eye is Media Partner for magCulture Live, and to anticipate the conference (formerly known as ModMag) to be held on Thursday 7 November 2019, magCulture founder Jeremy Leslie has selected five items about editorial design and magazines from Eye’s extensive online archive.

15 October 2019

At your service

At your service

Armin Hofmann’s Graphic Design Manual. A review by Alex Cameron
A reproduction of Armin Hofmann’s poster, Giselle, designed for the Basel Open Air Theatre in 1959, has hung at my desk for more than twenty years, writes Alex Cameron.

27 September 2019

From stone to screen

From stone to screen

Curator Mark Noad explains the thinking behind ‘Rock Paper Pixel’, a new exhibition at the Lettering Arts Centre in Snape
Letter Exchange is an organisation for professionals in the lettering arts – calligraphy, letter cutting, type design and typography – that encourages discussion between these disciplines that can influence new approaches to lettering across different traditions, writes Mark Noad.

20 September 2019

Work in progress in Rotterdam

Work in progress in Rotterdam

AGI’s international president Dean Poole (New Zealand) talks about the ambitions of ‘In Progress’, this year’s AGI Open, 24 September 2019
Established in 2010 by the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) – a network of graphic designers that spans 43 nations – AGI Open is an annual, student-focused conference designed to share ideas with students and the local design community, writes Dean Poole.
 
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