Katherine Gillieson  Design & Writing

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The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A few years ago I spent some time writing some short pieces on the history and significance of a series of classic pieces of graphic design for a compendium to be published by Phaidon.

The publication got delayed and I was sorry not to see this work in print. I have just heard however that the work is due for publication in September 2012! The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design will not be a book, but an archive box containing 500 loose cards. My contributions include Byrne’s The Elements of Euclid (1847), the pie chart, the typeface design Chicago (1984), Sutnar’s Catalogue Design Progress (1950), and more. The wide variety of pieces included in the volume aims to reflect the breadth of classic and exemplary design objects produced since the age of mechanical reproduction. This is a tall order; I look forward to seeing the final product.

In Ravensburg

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

A shot of the city centre this morning.

A shot of the city centre this morning

Our environmental lettering pool is up at running as Virtual Itineraries Ravensburg
on Flickr.

Latest writing on book design

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Not that you’d know it from the site, but there are 3 essays of mine in the newly minted volume Fully Booked, by Die Gestalten publishers. Pleasure to work with them.