Review: Typography

 
An old-fashioned alien invasion

An old-fashioned alien invasion

They Live: A Visual and Cultural Awakening is an exploration of John Carpenter’s…
 
Rules of engagement

Rules of engagement

Back in 2005, I wrote ‘In Search of a Comprehensive Type Design Theory’, a somewhat…
 
Easy reading

Easy reading

Paul Luna has written a very thorough explanation of typography as a subject and a…
 
Anglo-Saxon latitudes

Anglo-Saxon latitudes

The London transport maps designed by MacDonald (Max) Gill can be regarded as sitting…
 
From cover to cover

From cover to cover

Originally used to protect book bindings, dust jackets were often discarded before a…
 
Don’t judge a book by its title

Don’t judge a book by its title

Never judge a book by its title. If I had done that, I would never have opened Never…
 
Relics of a vanished world

Relics of a vanished world

‘It’s all about nostalgia now,’ writes Malcolm Garrett in his introduction to…
 
Japanese traces

Japanese traces

This winter, the Tokyo exhibition ‘Fragments of Graphism: An Alternative History of…
 
Guts and gutters

Guts and gutters

The Brazilian art director and designer Bea Feitler (1938-82) said of magazines that…
 
A 2D man comes to life

A 2D man comes to life

The subtitle, ‘A Graphic Memoir’, of this gutsy new book by designer Paul Sahre is a…
 
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