Kuddle Up to Krútt
Icelandic musicians and their designer cohorts are inexorably drawn to the cozy, twinkling appeal of krútt—all things cute.
BY DAVID SOKOL
The changing face of East London after dark, in pictures and words.
BY SUKHDEV SANDHU, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY PAUL DAVIS
In Germany, board games are more than sturdy and beautiful objects. They’re a way of life.
BY BLAKE ESKIN
X Marks the Spot
Even in Paris and New York, putting sex on display requires bravado—and finesse.
BY VÉRONIQUE VIENNE
Illustration is enjoying a moment across Europe. Twelve artists talk about their methods, hopes, plans, and inspirations.
INTRODUCTION BY JUDE STEWART
Where we’re calling from.
Manga meets Shakespeare, type’s new black, portraits of cows, and a very peculiar design fetish.
Album art’s natural selection, Colt 45’s brand-new bag, and chic French grammar.
The Italian Job
As Turin gains a new design-world honor, there’s hope for change.
BY BENJAMIN SUTHERLAND
Not Dead Yet
British independent magazines cater to an enduring need for tactile “thing-ness.”
BY RICK POYNOR
Despite lawsuits and harassment, Turkey’s cartoonists are testing the limits of satire.
BY SACHA GUNEY
Daniel Eatock, artist and designer.
BY STEVEN HELLER
Vol. 18/no.3, vol. 19/no. 5, Feliks Topolski of Poland and Lajos Szalay of Hungary were master draftsmen.
BY MARTIN FOX
Motion Granted On the move.
BY ANDREW BLUM Plus: Poser upgrades, and a face for the Empire State Building.
Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts,
Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way,
by Leonard S. Marcus
REVIEW BY BRUCE N. WRIGHT
Massin, by Laetitia Wolff
REVIEW BY PAUL SHAW
Graphic Design: A New History, by Stephen J. Eskilson
REVIEW BY JOHANNA DRUCKER
Strangely Familiar: Acrobats, Athletes, and Other Traveling Troupes, by Michal Chelbin
REVIEW BY PADDY JOHNSON
BY CLIFF KUANG