Reputations: John Plunkett

Steven Heller

‘We wanted to avoid the unspoken design taboo: Good design = subtle, tasteful, elegant, restrained. My…


Design is advertising #2: Nomadic resistance

Rick Poynor

Faced by oppressive visual pollution, many designers feel powerless. Yet the visual realm can be turned…


In the beginning was the picture

Jim Davies

How are publishers coping with the advent of new media? Two ambitious series expand the format of the…


Clarity and contradiction

Liz Farrelly

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

Look away

Look away

Steven Heller

‘The South’, Seymour Chwast’s special civil rights issue of Push Pin Graphic, was a virtuoso display of…

Schism and reunification

Schism and reunification

Adrian Shaughnessy

Where there was once discord, there is now harmony, as design zealously embraces the made image. Adrian…


Art directing the opposition

Steven Heller

Daniel Walsh, former US Marine, founder of Liberation Graphics and self-styled ‘communications…


Dr Leslie’s type clinic

Steven Heller

Through its publications and gallery, the Composing Room promoted the new American design


The history of interactivity

Bob Cotton

Interactivity is one of the central concepts of multimedia. Bob Cotton, co-author of The Cyberspace…


Stephen Byram: art & design

John L. Walters

A New Yorker opts for content, tactility and the sound of surprise

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