Mark Sinclair

Mark Sinclair is Senior Editor for independent publisher Unit Editions

Accidental Type Tales

Look at Instagram and you’ll discover a growing interest by designers in unique typefaces, which have been changed or created by time or the weather. Mark Sinclair investigates the trend for CR

On the influence of Asterix

Last week saw the death of Albert Uderzo, who, alongside René Goscinny, created the stories of Asterix the Gaul. Here, Mark Sinclair explores Uderzo and Goscinny’s remarkable creative collaboration and the influence it has had on generations of creatives

Documenting the now

A lack of commissioners and outlets for documentary photography has meant that our habit of recording everyday life has diminished. Yet a regular supply of indie mags and Instagram accounts are keeping the medium alive: here, we examine a changing scene

Book covers of the year 2019

Mark Sinclair, Senior Editor at Unit Editions, takes us through the year in book covers, spotting trends for 2019 plus highlighting his picks for the ten best covers of the year

Honouring VNIITE and its place in Soviet design

The Russian organisation VNIITE strived to better Soviet society through design. While remarkably ahead of its time, few of its designs reached the wider public, and until recently much of its work threatened to be forgotten. A new book by Unit Editions tracks its history

Asterix and the new translator

The adventures of Asterix the Gaul have been amusing British readers since 1969, thanks to the brilliant translations of Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge. Last year, Adriana Hunter took over the job of converting the jokes, puns and celebrated character names into English. We talk to her about what the process involves

What ad agencies can learn from stand-up comedy

Chris Head is a stand-up comedy coach and director whose knowledge of live performance techniques, joke structures and  storytelling is helping ad agencies to pitch ideas to clients, as well as giving them a taste of the stage.