Feature: Visual culture

 
A designer and a one-man band

A designer and a one-man band

Cranbrook’s song and dance man goes back to college with a bang

 

23 Envelope: ambience and inner space

Operating undercover, using the enigmatic title of 23 Envelope, Nigel Grierson and his partner Vaughan…

 
A design (to sign roads by)

A design (to sign roads by)

As an exemplary rational design programme, the road signs of Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert demand…

 
Big subject, little pictures

Big subject, little pictures

Joe Sacco uses the comics medium to describe the lives of Palestinians

 
Look away

Look away

‘The South’, Seymour Chwast’s special civil rights issue of Push Pin Graphic, was a virtuoso display of…

 
Reputations: Maira Kalman

Reputations: Maira Kalman

‘I was out walking the dear dog and I saw 500 things that made me want to make art.’

 

Maps and dreams

No printing method is too basic for Jake Tilson. Created with photocopiers, his books, magazines and…

 

Cute culture

The Japanese obsession with cute icons is rooted in cultural tradition

 
Punk uncovered: an unofficial history of provincial opposition

Punk uncovered: an unofficial history of provincial opposition

British punk gave a sound, a voice and a visual currency to the disenfranchised and remote. Overlooked…

 
Malcolm, Peter … and Keith

Malcolm, Peter … and Keith

The British New Wave was born at a boys’ school near Manchester

 
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