Feature: Design history

 
Pay it forward

Pay it forward

Rubén Fontana devised a system for teaching typography that is grounded in Argentina’s culture and…

 
They made Canada

They made Canada

Working against the clock, with virtually no budget, Greg Durrell made a design documentary that shows how…

 
Two cheers for publishing

Two cheers for publishing

A two-volume book packed with graphic design history is a visual blockbuster, but does little for…

 
Radical platform

Radical platform

From its early grassroots days, Spare Rib provided a groundbreaking public arena for women’s issues…

 
Lovable loser

Lovable loser

A daring approach to sports journalism earned the short-lived Jock magazine a place in design history

 
This woman’s work

This woman’s work

Kate Hepburn’s design career, embracing pioneering magazines such as Spare Rib and Vole as well as…

 
We Made This: Technical challenge

We Made This: Technical challenge

Sarah Snaith talks to Briar Levit, director of a new film on the history of graphic design

 
A house that type built

A house that type built

Type foundry House Industries – the subject of a hefty new monograph and a retrospective exhibition near…

 
Expressive geometry

Expressive geometry

Kabel, Rudolf Koch’s eccentric, geometric 1920s typeface, has been revived as a 21st century type family…

 
Take my concept

Take my concept

Boris Bućan’s early posters display an audacity that challenges divisions between graphic design and…

 
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