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Fold Here

In the face of a volatile market for printed books, publishers and shops are turning to paper-based products. It’s a great opportunity for creatives

The Seymour & Milton show

East London’s Kemistry Gallery has launched an exhibition of Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser’s work for Push Pin Studios. Here’s a look at the show – and some words of wisdom from an 83-year-old Glaser.

Alphabets to Octopuses: Children’s books and designers

Every graphic designer seems to have a children’s book in them, writes hat-trick’s Jim Sutherland. Having just recently helped to create one, he considers why so many in the profession, including Alan Fletcher, Paul Rand and Milton Glaser, have decided to work – and play – in the medium

AGI Opens Up

Formed in 1952 as an elite club of graphic designers, the Alliance Graphique Internationale aged with its membership. But as AGI brings its Open conference to London for the first time, an injection of new blood has reinvigorated the body

Glory Glory

Designers Nick Blakeman, Alex Brown and Craig Oldham have curated an exhibition of typographic posters based on football chants, on display tonight in East London.

The Twenty Two project

Design consultancy Two Times Elliott has curated 22 prints featuring the number two by agencies from around Europe to celebrate its fifth birthday.

No Fly Posters

Illustrators including Anthony Burrill, James Joyce and Pascal Anson have designed ‘No Fly Poster’ posters as part of a personal project curated by designer Jon Bland.

Flexible identity systems: all played out?

Once, identity systems were fixed, consistent and rigidly policed. So-called ‘flexible’ identities have changed all that, as Michael Johnson documents here. But, he asks, have they too now reached the end of the line?

Royal College of Art: Visual Communication degree show

In addressing some of last year’s concerns over the display space given to the RCA’s Visual Communication graduates, this year’s show makes great use of the college’s Stevens Building and presents some particularly strong work in the process

Keep looking forward

The Hall of Femmes project continues to champion the work of female designers with an exciting new conference

Type Only

Type Only, the forthcoming book from Unit Editions, looks at contemporary graphic design that relies solely on typography, unsupported by illustration or photography, to get its message across. In his essay for the book, CR’s Mark Sinclair explores the roots of a design technique which has been reinvigorated by a new generation of practitioners. Here, alongside an edited version of his text, we feature some of the radical type-based projects selected for inclusion in the book