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Malcolm Garrett Buzzcocks

Malcolm Garrett on working with Buzzcocks

Forty years on from the release of Orgasm Addict, Malcolm Garrett shows CR around an exhibition of his work for the Buzzcocks, on display at Plant NOMA as part of Design Manchester, and explains how the distinctive design style he created for the band developed.

Poster Girls

Celebrating the ‘Poster Girls’

‘Poster Girls’, a new exhibition at the London Transport Museum, looks back at the contribution that female artists have made to TfL over the past century, and examines some of the hidden stories behind their work.A new exhibition at the London Transport Museum looks back at the contribution that female artists have made to TfL over the past century, and examines some of the hidden stories behind their work.

Why the Science Museum has a new identity

The Science Museum in London unveiled a new logo last week – just one element of a wider identity system created for the six institutions that make up the Science Museum Group. We spoke to Sean Perkins, partner at North Design, about the thinking behind the new system and the controversy it provoked on Twitter

Making The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design

In The Moderns, a vibrant era in American graphic design history is catalogued for the first time through the work of over 60 designers, both well-known and relatively obscure. Theo Inglis talks to authors Steven Heller and Greg D’Onofrio about the project and the variety of work – and practitioners – in the book, united by a shared sensibility

Vintage Classics – Suzanne Dean on ten years of covers

Vintage launched its Classics imprint ten years ago with a series of 20 books, pairing a classic work with a contemporary title. The new brand had a bold design and ushered in a cover and spine treatment that is now instantly recognisable. Since then, a range of design approaches have marked Vintage Classics out as […]

An introduction to North Korean design

Nicholas Bonner’s book Made in North Korea offers a rare glimpse into the visual culture of the totalitarian state – from cigarette and food packaging to postcards and airline tickets. We talk to Bonner about the North Korean graphic design industry and how the role of packaging and ephemera differs in such a society