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A designer and a one-man band

Rick Poynor

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

 

Clarity and contradiction

Liz Farrelly

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

 

Retro-sexism

Judith Williamson

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

 
Britain’s signature

Britain’s signature

John L. Walters

Margaret Calvert signed the UK – from road to rail to air. Now Henrik Kubel has digitised her Rail…

 

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

 

Reputations: John Maeda

Elizabeth Resnick

‘People can rely on one trick if they use a computer. Once you make that trick, you just press a button…

 
There is such a thing as society*

There is such a thing as society*

Andrew Howard

It is time to think again about design’s social function and the way it is determined by our culture.

 

Reputations: Katherine McCoy

Rick Poynor

After Cranbrook: Katherine McCoy on the way ahead

 
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