Feature: Design history

 
Radical platform

Radical platform

From its early grassroots days, Spare Rib provided a groundbreaking public arena for women’s issues…

 
Lovable loser

Lovable loser

A daring approach to sports journalism earned the short-lived Jock magazine a place in design history

 
This woman’s work

This woman’s work

Kate Hepburn’s design career, embracing pioneering magazines such as Spare Rib and Vole as well as…

 
We Made This: Technical challenge

We Made This: Technical challenge

Sarah Snaith talks to Briar Levit, director of a new film on the history of graphic design

 
A house that type built

A house that type built

Type foundry House Industries – the subject of a hefty new monograph and a retrospective exhibition near…

 
Expressive geometry

Expressive geometry

Kabel, Rudolf Koch’s eccentric, geometric 1920s typeface, has been revived as a 21st century type family…

 
Take my concept

Take my concept

Boris Bućan’s early posters display an audacity that challenges divisions between graphic design and…

 
Stamped in the memory

Stamped in the memory

The Gentle Author’s book about East London print and envelope specialists the Baddeley Brothers…

 
James Mosley: A life in objects

James Mosley: A life in objects

Through his ideas, collecting and dogged research, the former St Bride librarian has shown that printing…

 
The first couple of American billboards

The first couple of American billboards

Otis and Dorothy Shepard, the ‘Scott and Zelda’ of mid-century advertising graphics, were neglected when…

 
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