Review: Design history

 
The glyphic and the vedutic

The glyphic and the vedutic

D. B. Dowd is Professor of Art and American Culture Studies at Washington University…
 
Minard’s retirement plans

Minard’s retirement plans

Sandra Rendgen’s The Minard System re-contextualises in book form for the first time…
 
Adventures 
in the book trade

Adventures 
in the book trade

Printing R-Evolution’ has been an unexpected public success, confounding expectations…
 
Waste not

Waste not

For many years Vaughan Oliver was the in-house designer for the 4AD record label…
 
A century of no, No, NO

A century of no, No, NO

An air of discontent has been fomenting in the US since the turmoil of the 2016…
 
Information and emancipation

Information and emancipation

This book brings to light an audacious moment in the long career of civil rights…
 
Hard-working hooligans

Hard-working hooligans

Scan the pages of recent graphic design history, and its coverage of the…
 
Action to the word

Action to the word

Dutch Posters 1997–2017 (Lecturis, €41.00, $59, £45), the successor to Dutch Posters…
 
Gender and amnesia

Gender and amnesia

Women Design features the work of 25 female designers and architects from the Bauhaus…
 
From cover to cover

From cover to cover

Originally used to protect book bindings, dust jackets were often discarded before a…
 
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