Magazine / Newspaper

Hard Werken: the studio that shocked Dutch graphic design

It’s hard to imagine a graphics studio today causing so much outrage that a newspaper would call for them to be jailed for crimes against design, but that’s just the kind of extreme reaction that Hard Werken provoked in the Netherlands in the 1980s. Rick Poynor reviews a new book charting the rise and fall of a hugely influential and controversial design studio

Theo McInnes

The new rise of film

Where digital was once the go-to medium in photography, chosen for its ease and cheapness, photographers are now returning to film, in both their personal and commercial work. We examine why.

Pulp in pictures

The pulp fiction publishing phenomenon of the 50s and 60s created its own visual language of femmes fatales and men of action. A new show celebrates the illustrators behind the covers and examines their enduring appeal

A fresh look at Rugby

Rugby is a new magazine about, yes, rugby, from the team at content agency Eric. Creative Director Simon Campbell talks us through the magazine’s design and how it’s trying to approach the sport differently

What’s happening at British Vogue?

The latest issue shares a cover image with a rival magazine and comes off a clunkier second in terms of execution. Does this odd newsstand collaboration point to a wavering of artistic and editorial direction at the fashion staple?

St Bride Library relaunches Friends membership scheme

For over 120 years St Bride Library in London has been an invaluable resource of printing and typographic history. It is the largest print and publishing library in the world and contains 10,000 type specimens and over 80,000 books. Yet in recent times it has increasingly relied on support from the wider creative community in […]