What Does Critical Writing Look Like?
The first cohort of students graduating from the Royal College of Art’s two-year Critical Writing in Art & Design MA have presented their final projects at an evening symposium and in a degree-show display. It was an opportunity to see early signs of the direction this unique course, open to writers coming from art or design or both, is taking. Their work is a reminder that design and production are inextricably linked to writing.
On My Shelf: A History of the Machine
Erik Nitsche’s A History of the Machine
is one of the most beautifully measured and visually lucid books I own. It belongs to a highly collectable series of 24 volumes titled The New Illustrated Library of Science and Invention, launched in 1962 in Geneva by his company, Erik Nitsche International. The books are landmarks of modern, low-cost, mass-market, educational publication design that have rarely been surpassed.