Even if the sexual activity of Gill was not widely known in 1931 when this classic work was first published, his repeated references to “love-making” might have suggested that his interests were not purely typographical. On the latter subject, he is authoritative: “Lettering is for us the Roman alphabet.”
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Saturday 03 September 2011
Sunday 14 August 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
Sunday 03 July 2011
Friday 01 April 2011
Get ready for the day ahead the smart way. Whether it’s an Art Deco design classic or a simple modern style, this selection is beautiful in itself...
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Friday 01 April 2011
They look like ghostly Rothkos – 10 uniform rectangles made up of beguiling bands of like colours. But Marie Amar doesn't use oil and canvas to create her work; rather she painstakingly collects the lint that builds up in her washing machine and layers it, according to colour, to create one-off "dust sculptures". She then photographs the wispy structures – some pinky violet, some yellowy white, depending, one imagines, on the day's load – and enlarges them into large-scale prints.
Saturday 08 January 2011
Golden beaches, blue skies, and no shortage of neon lights – Florida's glamour district is at its vibrant best during next weekend's celebration of art deco architecture. Harriet O'Brien reports
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Saturday 01 January 2011
My parents were... My father was a GP, my mother was a teacher and amateur actress. My father was a bit of a storyteller, but the acting influence must have been from her – yes, put it down to my mother.
Sunday 19 December 2010
Tuesday 26 October 2010
It was slightly alarming to see Christmas trees in the shop windows last week, but I didn't feel so bad after rolling up to La Soirée on the South Bank. This is the cabaret show formerly known as "La Clique", and it's housed in a glorious art deco Spiegeltent by the National Theatre.
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