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NEWS FLASH: Three exclusive V&A Harper’s Bazaar covers have landed in store and online

The Pucci family – headquarters located in an elaborate palace in Florence – have kindly granted Harper’s Bazaar and the V&A access to their archive to use Emilio Pucci’s original and rare hand-drawn print designs. HistoryThe Harper’s Bazaar, V&A exclusive, Pucci covers for the April issue are a brilliant celebration of the history of Italian […]

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Harper’s Bazaar Limited Edition Covers

2013 saw the V&A Shop embark on a very exciting and successful collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar to produce bespoke and limited edition covers of their coveted glossy magazine. The issues – all exclusive to the V&A and most of which have sold out on print runs of up to 400 – have become collectors’ items. […]

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The Vogue Archive and the National Art Library

Did you know that the National Art Library (NAL) subscribes to The Vogue Archive which can be accessed by visitors within the NAL Reading Rooms? The Vogue Archive database contains the entire run of American Vogue from 1892 to the present day. It is fully searchable and comprises high-resolution colour page images of the work […]

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Your Name Here

One quick definition of graphic design: putting images and text together. Of course, not every graphic includes words, but most do – and it's one of the most challenging, and therefore creative aspects of the discipline. The basic problem is that images and letters obey completely different rules – of legibility, rendering, even the way they sit on the page (lettering always seems flat, images tend to create an illusory sense of depth). This fact was exploited by Picasso in his collages. A great example is the one below, where the artist playfully cut off the title of a newspaper …

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