London : The Type Desk

John Pawson on Plain Space at the Design Museum in London

John Pawson on Plain Space at the Design Museum in London →

“On the occasion of the release of John Pawson’s new book: John Pawson: Plain Space, which coincides with a major exhibition of the same name at the London Design Museum, the architect spoke to about his approach to design and reflects on his career and the project of a lifetime.”

Living the Language with EF

Living the Language with EF →

I can’t stop watching these beautiful advertisements for EF (Education First) Language Schools.

Utopia London

Utopia London →

“There was a time when London united around the vision of a better future. A group of young idealists were fusing art and science to build an egalitarian city. This documentary is their story.”


Hart’s Rules for Compositors and Readers →

From 1967 and a great resource for info on setting type. An updated version is also available: Hart’s Rules for Compositors and Readers.


René Gruau’s work for Dior →

“Since founding her Munich-based graphic arts gallery, Bartsch & Chariau, in 1980, Joëlle Chariau has been an advocate of René Gruau, writes Liz Farrelly. Across the river from the Design Museum’s Drawing Fashion exhibition (where Chariau discussed fashion illustration), the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House are staging Dior Illustrated: René Gruau and the Line of Beauty. The show explores his life-long collaboration with first the man, Christian Dior, and then the brands, House of Dior and Christian Dior Parfums.”


Crumpled City Map by Emanuele Pizzolorusso →

“It just takes 2 seconds to open and close this innovative soft map.”