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


A sense of rupture

Anne Burdick

ReVerb is a four woman, one-man design team in the heart of polyglot Los Angeles. In their conceptually…


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


The myth of genius

Monika Parrinder

The myth of genius – which promotes the artist as a lone, (even mad) pioneer – emerged when craftsmen…


Reputations: Bruce Mau

Steven Heller

‘I think it is one of the paradoxical conditions of design authorship, that you have to be both producer…


Under the surface of style

Andrew Blauvelt

Designers and critics alike reject style as shallow and meaningless. But they overlook the complex ways…


Sue Coe: eyewitness

Steven Heller

The New York-based artist makes ferocious images as instruments of social change. Her timely new book is a…

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