Design for the Corporate World

Architectural, industrial, and graphic design in the United States from the 1950s through to the 1970s – generally known as mid-century modern – is now perceived as a golden era, with artists such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, and Eliot Noyes having become household names. We are delighted to be publishing Design for […]

Johnston & Gill: Very British Types

We’re delighted to present the latest book by transport design historian Mark Ovenden: Johnston and Gill: Very British Types, available now (HB, £40), coincides with the centenary of Johnston and the 90th anniversary of Gill Sans. This book celebrates their significant contribution to Britain’s visual culture. Edward Johnston (1872–1944) and Eric Gill (1882–1940) were originators of two of […]

Edward Ardizzone: Artist and Illustrator

We’re delighted to be publishing the first book to provide a fully illustrated survey of the work of Edward Ardizzone, considered one of the greatest illustrators of his generation, in September 2016. Edward Ardizzone RA (1900–79) was one of relatively few British artists who defined the field of illustration for their generation. Although his work as an artist and […]

Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive

‘A rhythmic energy pulses through these pictures.’ Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive has opened at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. This major summer exhibition is the first in 35 years to provide a comprehensive overview of the career of the precocious young British artist Christopher Wood who held an important position in the British art world […]