Feature: Graphic design

 

Reputations: Josef Müller-Brockmann

‘I would advise young people to look at everything they encounter in a critical light … Then I would…

 

23 Envelope: ambience and inner space

Operating undercover, using the enigmatic title of 23 Envelope, Nigel Grierson and his partner Vaughan…

 
A design (to sign roads by)

A design (to sign roads by)

As an exemplary rational design programme, the road signs of Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert demand…

 

The image as evidence

The career of Germano Facetti is exceptional in its range. As art director of Penguin Book covers in the…

 
Look away

Look away

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

 

Mr Roughcut

or: how graphic designer Pablo Ferro learned to split the screen, cut the crap and tell the story (in the…

 

Maps and dreams

No printing method is too basic for Jake Tilson. Created with photocopiers, his books, magazines and…

 

The work must be read

Lawrence Weiner’s art is a kind of sculpture made of language, free from excess or embellishment and…

 

What is this thing called graphic design criticism?

In the last ten years a substantial body of critical writing on graphic design has amassed. In this…

 

Reputations: Alexander Liberman

‘I think the term “art director” is the greatest misnomer. There’s no art in magazines unless you are…

 
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