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Weekend links 371

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• My cover design for the Doug Murano-edited story collection, BEHOLD! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders, appeared here last December but a repost is in order since the book has been published this week by Crystal Lake. Back in December I didn’t have a list of the featured authors but I do now: Clive Barker, […]

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Weekend links 24

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Delta-Wing (2009) by Chloe Early. • “Feted British authors are limited, arrogant and self-satisfied, says leading academic”. Stating the bleeding obvious but it still needs to be said, apparently, especially when the announcement of the Booker list this year caused the usual confusion when Amis Jr. and McEwan weren’t included, as though the mere existence […]

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Into the Media Web by Michael Moorcock

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Here at last is the book I spent a good part of last year designing. Into the Media Web is a huge volume as befits a huge talent, 720 pages of Michael Moorcock’s non-fiction spanning fifty years of his career from his days writing for sf and fantasy fanzines, through to journalism, reviews and articles […]

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London Underground posters

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top left: Power by Edward McKnight Kauffer; top right: Speed Underground by Alan Rogers bottom left: Which? by Maurice Beck; bottom right: St Paul’s Cathedral by Robert Sargent Austin A small sample of the many great posters commissioned by London Transport during the last century, part of the collection at the London Transport Museum. These […]

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British Design Classics

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The Royal Mail issues this splendid set of stamps next month, celebrating their choice of “the greatest achievements of British design”. The set was designed by HGV with photography by Jason Tozer and regular readers will note two { feuilleton } cult items among the selection, the Penguin book jacket and Harry Beck’s London Underground […]

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Great British design

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The BBC’s Great British Design Quest has reached a shortlist of ten: 1) Catseyes. Hmm, more of an invention to me but the brief here seems to be pretty broad. 2) Concorde. Can’t imagine this winning seeing as it’s generally regarded as a costly failure. In design terms though, it was a great-looking plane. 3) […]

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