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.


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…


In my honey’s loving arms

Daniel Nadel

R. Crumb’s portraits reveal a tender side to the self-confessed misogynist


Under the surface of style

Andrew Blauvelt

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


Wechlin-Tissot & Co brochure

Max Bill’s brochure for a Zurich medical supplier shows a less formal side to his Concrete Art


Sue Coe: eyewitness

Steven Heller

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


Reputations: Dan Fern

Rick Poynor

‘A lot of illustration sits very awkwardly alongside the contemporary digital typography scene. It can…

Punk uncovered: an unofficial history of provincial opposition

Punk uncovered: an unofficial history of provincial opposition

Ian Noble, Russell Bestley

British punk gave a sound, a voice and a visual currency to the disenfranchised and remote. Overlooked…

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