Feature: Typography

 
South Bank show

South Bank show

The Royal Festival hall has regained the thoroughly English lettering of its origins in the Festival of…

 
Memory of books

Memory of books

An elaborate, tactile catalogue – and a digital typeface – pay tribute to a golden age of Spanish…

 

Set the letters free

Australian artist Rosalie Gascoigne turned discarded packaging type into ‘stammering concrete poetry’

 
Willem Sandberg: Warm printing

Willem Sandberg: Warm printing

The Dutch pioneer’s catalogues for the Stedelijk show a tactile use of sensual materials and…

 
Reputations: George Lois

Reputations: George Lois

‘You can’t research a big idea. The only ideas that truly research well are mediocre ideas. In research…

 

Art and art direction (text in full)

imply two separate worlds, yet artists who use text employ the techniques of graphic design. And so for…

 
Marked by time

Marked by time

Two catalogues reveal much about stencil-making in Germany and the US in the mid-twentieth century, while…

 
Las Vegas tangle

Las Vegas tangle

A junkyard is home to the stylish chaos and discarded carcasses of a golden age of signage

 
Penguin crime

Penguin crime

Romek Marber’s 1960s paperback identity is a landmark of independent British design

 
Reputations: Jean Widmer

Reputations: Jean Widmer

‘Signage reflects both the complexity of space and the way a place is organised. And it is very…

 
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