Karel Martens

Recent articles about Karel Martens

Strikethrough

Issue 69, Autumn 2008

Feature

The act of erasure, or striking out, can add new, unintended meanings to the images and information…

French connections

Opinion

Slender and serious, Back Cover is emerging as a Gallic platform for a resolutely non-American view…

Recent blog posts by Karel Martens

Sea, sky, paint and pattern

29 October 2020

Rich, decorative patterns shape our experience of the British seaside. The sixth in Justin Burns’s series on coastal graphic design
Patterns and decoration have long informed the design of seaside architecture – promenades, amusements, hotels and shops. Arcades, piers and theme parks display bunting, flags and decorative signage that create an entertaining environment, writes Justin Burns.