Books

Creativity in the world of publishing, from covers to content

A new Visual History of Type

Paul McNeil’s comprehensive survey of the major typefaces produced since the advent of printing with movable type features rare specimens reproduced at actual size. CR’s art director, Paul Pensom, picks his favourites from the book

Grayson Perry on rigour

Contrary to popular myth, Grayson Perry says, most successful artists are pragmatic and work-obsessed. All the talent in the world can go to waste if it is not allied to punctuality, the ability to build relationships and hard work.