Reputations: Jean Widmer

Ursula Held

‘Signage reflects both the complexity of space and the way aplace is organised. And it is very…


Overtures and psychotic symphonies

Joel Karamath

Title sequences of the 1950s and ’60s grabbed moviegoers with psychological insights, orchestral…


A New York state of mind

Chris Vermaas

The design of The New Yorker has nearly always taken the approach that ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix…


A designer and a one-man band

Rick Poynor

Cranbrook’s song and dance man goes back to college with a bang


Reputations: Katherine McCoy

Rick Poynor

After Cranbrook: Katherine McCoy on the way ahead


Clarity and contradiction

Liz Farrelly

Irma Boom’s work is lucid yet challenging. It upsets her colleagues, while pleasing her clients.



Judith Williamson

The bleak reality of sexism, however 1970s, or ‘cool’, demands a critique


Reputations: David King

Christopher Wilson

‘You develop a visual style as you would a handwriting one … The content is what you concentrate on’

Magic box: craft and the computer

Magic box: craft and the computer

David Crow

Long undervalued as a poor relation of art and design, craft is central once more. Essay by David Crow

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