Emigre magazine: design, discourse and authorship

7 June 2017

  An exhibition in the Department 12 June – 14 July 2017 Emigre magazine, co-founded in California in 1984 by Rudy VanderLans, was a provocative… Read more

Have you ever really looked at…? A. M. Cassandre

23 March 2017

In 1994, Richard Hollis wrote: ‘Cassandre’s “Étoile du Nord” railway poster has become a paradigm of the Good Design to which we all aspire. But… Read more

Isotype at the Science Museum

8 December 2016

The Department has made a long-term loan of Isotype work to the Science Museum, London. The loans are featured in the museum’s new Mathematics gallery,… Read more

Material histories: Centennial Exhibition stencil

28 October 2016

In the last in a series of posts about artefacts in the exhibition ‘Material histories’ (now on in the Department), Eric Kindel tells the story of a stencil… Read more

Material histories: Tschichold & ampersands

27 October 2016

In the third in a series of posts about artefacts in the exhibition ‘Material histories’ (now on in the Department), Rob Banham tells the story of Jan Tschichold’s… Read more

Material histories: crossed letters

26 October 2016

In the second in a series of posts about artefacts in the exhibition ‘Material histories’ (now on in the Department), Sue Walker tells the story of ‘crossed letters’.  … Read more

Material histories: Emil Hübner

25 October 2016

‘Material histories’ is a small exhibition now on display in the Department. It presents graphic communication artefacts with a story to tell. The stories – the material… Read more

‘Time(less) signs’ at Austrian Cultural Forum London

14 October 2014

The exhibition ‘Time(less) signs: Otto Neurath and reflections in Austrian Contemporary Art’ runs from 30 September 2014 to 9 January 2015, at the Austrian Cultural… Read more

A very special ATypI

23 September 2014

As students were settling into their Halls for Welcome Week and the start of the new academic year, Sunday marked the return of several members… Read more

Exhibiting Aspen

20 June 2013

Aspen, described in the 1960s as ‘the first three-dimensional magazine’, was produced in California and published in New York on an irregular schedule from 1965… Read more

Typewriters: ‘new technology’ for everyday use

29 October 2012

  The wonderful exhibition of typewriters and related ephemera currently on display in Typography’s exhibition area made me look again through my collection of early… Read more