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Light up

Neon has been big business in Geneva since the 1930s; we find out why the city has been going with the glow ever since.

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Piece together

Amid the crises that Lebanon has faced over the past few years, new design galleries and studios have emerged across the capital and secured its status as a chief design centre in the Middle East.

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Design briefing

A bankable typeface for Oslo’s newest creative venue and a book about the Barbican feature in this issue.

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Design briefing

Surfboards, bathtubs and house boats – and a special focus on Milan's Salone del Mobile for good measure.

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16 February 2016

A look at some of the latest developments and enduring stories in typography and lettering. We check in with TPTQ Arabic, a type foundry in The Hague focused on developing high-quality Arabic typefaces and we chat with…

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Letters from home

We meet the makers and painters continuing the aesthetic legacy of their cities, creating and preserving signs with gold leaf, ochre-white paint and neon tubes.

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The Interview Series: Michael Bierut

With greatness comes reflection. For the design star Michael Bierut that means being able to spot not only when genius struck in his favour but also where things went astray and he should have just kept his mouth firmly…

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Fonts to run with

Olympic branding is a hot topic and graphic designer Lance Wyman’s seminal work for the 1968 Mexico Games changed the way we see them. Monocle catches up with him to talk wayfinding and the future of fonts in our cities.

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Design briefing

Rethinking Olympic stadiums, plus a new homeware shop in London and Chicago's architecture biennal

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Man of letters

Erik Spiekermann’s P98a studio has become a leading light in printing methods and typographical history. Here he casts his eye over the industry’s future in the face of changing tastes and technology.

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License to kiln

Cunha in Brazil may be a world away from Japan but the latter’s ancient legacy of firing and glazing is living on in the Latin American city. Monocle meets the people keeping the ceramic tradition alive.

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Art of the ages

From the mountain town specialising in cedar bentwood to the community with its sights set on eyewear domination, Japan’s dedicated craft capitals are an enlightening model of manufacturing.

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Faith healer

Toronto’s newest cultural landmark is the Aga Khan Museum, dedicated to collecting art and artefacts from throughout the Islamic world. A serene and inclusive site, it aims to educate and unite visitors of all faiths.

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Precious time

The Biennale des Antiquaires is where the world’s top jewellers dazzle crowds with their most extravagant one-off creations – pieces that often take years to create. And in a buoyant market fuelled by the timeless desire…

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