CR July 2012 issue: mmmm … dingbats

Our July issue features a book on advertising for people who don’t like advertising, the new documentary makers, our annual logo trends report and a look at the past and future of the dingbat

Our July issue features a book on advertising for people who don’t like advertising, the new documentary makers, our annual logo trends report and a look at the past and future of the dingbat

Gavin Lucas traces the history or printers’ ornaments/symbol or pi typefaces/dingbats bringing the format bang up to date with a look at the new generation of ‘interactive’ faces including Chartwell, which we covered here

Next, Uniform‘s futures director, Pete Thomas, explores the potential of combining print and interactivity in the emerging world of paper apps and paper electronics

 

Then Mark Sinclair meets some of the new generation of documentary film-makers distributing their work online

 

And Bill Gardner of LogoLounge presents our annual logo trends report, analysing the most significant new trends in logo design wordlwide as he sees them

 

In Crit, Patrick Baglee visits MoMA New York’s Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language exhibition in which artists explore typography

 

Jeremy Leslie rounds up the latest independent magazines, including attempts to reinvent the sex magazine

 

In his Logo Log column, Michael Evamy takes a look at the Greek design scene and its potential to aid recovery

 

And Gordon Comstock takes a look at Advertising For People Who Don’t Like Advertising, a provocative new book from ad agency Kessels Kramer

 

Plus, in our subscriber-only Monograph, we feature Thanks But No Thanks, the exhibition of rejected design work put together by two Kingston students

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