Opinion: May 2021

 
Word play

Word play

John L. Walters

Sarah Boris’s letterpress collaboration with New North Press reflects the turbulence of 2020.

 
Los Angeles’ lost palace of treasures

Los Angeles’ lost palace of treasures

Design history, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Using photographic evidence, designer Mark Nelson has reconstructed one of the great twentieth-century…

 
Editorial Eye 101

Editorial Eye 101

Editorial

John L. Walters

The grids and graphs of Covid-19 graphics are familiar to nearly everyone, even those…
 
Heroes of wealth and power

Heroes of wealth and power

Magazines, Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

An essay published in Mack’s new ‘Discourse’ series accuses three prominent photographers of creating…

 
Godard becomes ‘Godard’

Godard becomes ‘Godard’

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

In 1961, the new wave director posed for a German fashion photographer. The publicity pictures that…

 
Palaces of petroleum

Palaces of petroleum

Design history, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

The adventurous design of a 1960 book promoting Australia’s fossil fuel industry offers a poignant…

 
The haunted shore

The haunted shore

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Images of spectral sea-bathers haunt the light-filled pages of Nigel Grierson’s self-published…

 
Netherworld of crime

Netherworld of crime

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

A new book expands upon an impressionistic photo-essay about crime by Gordon Parks, including images not…

 
Introduction Eye 100

Introduction Eye 100

John L. Walters

For this issue, eleven prominent designers have generously given up time to talk about…
 
Recolouring the past

Recolouring the past

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

At a time when image falsification is a source of concern, the digital colourisation of documentary…

 
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