Festival Times

The Festival Times
4 Issues from 1981
Edinburgh University Student Publishing Company
Designers: Simon Esterson & Nigel Billen
Editor: Tim Willis

Anyone who attended Simon Esterson's Typographic Circle talk last month might remember seeing this early piece of work. There is something very exciting about the angled headers and images.


Dennis Bailey

Dennis Bailey designed this contents page in 1963 for Olympia magazine


Varoom 15

The lastest issue of Varoom Magazine is out which is full of things we liked the look of.

Airside's illustrations for How To Make a How To Film. The animated versions are well worth checking out on the website.

Penguin's new editions of Nabakov featuring illustrators such as Luke Best, commissioned by Pentagram. It's a great contemporary angle on the very successful Poetry series patterns of the past.

Above: Illustrations by Astrid Chesney and ]Agnès Decourchelle. See more of these on Pentagrams website

It's quite interesting to compare them with the John Gall Nabakov covers, all of which you can see on Design Observer.

And of course, Marian Bantjes' map of an Isle of Knowledge charting all the ups and downs of the illustrator's world is beautifully rendered. The delta of common sense is not somewhere I hang out a lot and the swamp of failure seems to be ominously large.

There are more details on Marian Bantjes' website. They're well worth some scrutiny.