cultural studies


Cultural studies is the strudy of the political nature of contemporary culture, past historical precedents, conflicts, and issues.

Books 16

The Sport and Game issue of WTW, about sport as a powerful tool for shaping the foundations of a community, for solving problems where politicians stalemate and for paving the way for social progress.
This issue of Works That Work magazine is exploring the role of design in the development of Bhutan.
Hard cover book about the history of the writing scripts in the Balkan region presenting the history of Latin, Cyrillic, Glagolitic, and Bosnian Arabic.
A dense book full of investigation of the typographic practice, elaborating on the future and new developments in the field of typography.
This issue of WTW strives to probe beyond the visible aspect of design. We look at the invisible organisational principles shaping our lives.

Articles 33

En este breve ensayo se evalúan las percepciones equivocadas acerca de la tipografía occidental en general y la pertinencia del uso de la terminología eurocéntrica en torno a los tipos.
Essays · 23 May 2012 · Spanish · 1012 words
Third in the heavily subsidised series ‘Graphic design in the Netherlands’, Jan van Toorn, Critical Practice takes on the difficult task of exploring and striving to elucidate the work of Jan van Toorn (JvT), a designer who is not always clear about his intentions, who makes frequent use of inexplicable images and text, and whose work is often described with concepts such as ‘alienation’, ‘incomprehensibility’, ‘defamiliarisation’, ‘digressions’ and ‘intrusion’.
Reviews · 16 July 2008 · English · 896 words
More than 35 years after the seminal art book Ways of Seeing was published, Peter Biľak looks closely at its continuing relevance.
Reviews · 5 June 2008 · English · 1256 words
A short essay scrutinising the general misconceptions of western typography, and the appropriateness of Euro-centric type terminology.
Essays · 3 May 2008 · English · 989 words
Review of India’s first design conference, held in 2006 in Goa.
Reviews · 23 September 2006 · English · 656 words

Blogs 3

‘Good idea, Slovakia!’, a logo and slogan presenting Slovakia abroad was officially introduced presentation on April 2016.
9 May 2016
Publishing new typefaces is a commercial venture, but there is also an element of public service. (Written for Financial Times).
5 August 2013
After a year of preparation, we’ve just released the first issue of Works That Work, ‘a magazine of unexpected creativity’.
11 February 2013

Authors 9

Ewan Lentjes is a writer and design theorist. He is currently teaching at St Joost Academy in Breda, and before at ArtEZ Arnhem, KABK The Hague....
Frederike Huygen is a Dutch art historian, researcher and author. She was the curator of the industrial design collection at the Museum Boijmans Van ...
Massimo Gonzato is a copywriter and journalist based in Verona, Italy, working on projects related to sports, culture, design, sustainability, and pa...
Art historian. Writes regularly on graphic design and published a number of books and articles on relationship of design and architecture. Author of ...
American-born poet, book designer, typographer, historian and linguist who writes about native issues and typography. His manual The Elements of Typog...