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Bringing to light and life

A welcome study of female graphic designers can only enrich our understanding of the discipline and its history

Chwast and Scher show leads Indaba line-up

As February approaches at speed, it’s time for many of the great and good of the creative world to check ‘passport-ticket-money-Moleskine’ and head to Cape Town for this year’s Design Indaba. The conference, alongside the associated Expo and Filmfest, is currently finalising its line-up.

Board, Brush & Bucket

The prevalence of plastic street signage has brought an increasing sense of sameness to the American visual landscape. However, traditional sign painters and hand-letterers are fighting back and their craft skills are being sought out across the country. A new book, Sign Painters, introduced by the V&A’s Glenn Adamson below, looks at the people keeping this art alive

Win tickets for Typo London

The Typo conference series, which originated in Berlin, returns to London this year on October 19 and 20, and we have five pairs of tickets to give away…

What do designers like to eat?

Last year, CR’s Patrick blogged about how two features in our August issue mentioned the importance of “lunchtime arrangements” in studio culture. Now a new book, What’s Cooking? asks 28 designers specifically about the food and recipes they like

Hillman Curtis

New York-based designer and filmmaker Hillman Curtis, whose series of documentaries profiled leading figures in the creative industries, has died aged just 51

Dublin’s inspirational OFFSET festival 2012

Summarising a design conference as rich as last weekend’s OFFSET in Dublin in a single blog post is something of a tall order. Speakers included Stefan Sagmeister, Seymour Chwast, Von, and Friends With You – and that was just day one…

Marina Willer joins Pentagram

Wolff Olins creative director Marina Willer is to become Pentagram London’s first female partner. She will become the design firm’s 18th partner worldwide

OFFSET 2012

This is the view that awaits the likes of Paula Scher and Michael Bierut from Pentagram, Kyle Cooper, Stefan Sagmeister, Seymour Chwast, Erik Kessels, Friends With You and Shepard Fairey – all of whom are set to deliver talks at this year’s OFFSET festival in Dublin…

Make design history with scissors and glue

Set to bring joy to even the most hardened of graphic designers, a new book from Gestalten provides an illustrated history of graphic design, complete with cut-out-and-keep designers (Messrs Rand, Tschichold, Bass and Carson, shown above)

OFFSET Festival announces 2012 line up

Dublin’s next OFFSET festival will take place over three days between 9-11 March 2012 and its organisers have just revealed to CR the event’s impressively international line-up of speakers…

Android, not built by robots

Thanks to the explosive growth of the smartphone market, Google’s Android logo is becoming ubiquitous – it’s another example of the successful ‘five-minute icon’