Feature: Graphic design

 

A New York state of mind

The design of The New Yorker has nearly always taken the approach that ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix…

 

Reputations: Malcolm Garrett

‘I figure it’s my job to be this kind of blinkered believer. You know: I am the new futurist, I will…

 
Reputations: Maira Kalman

Reputations: Maira Kalman

‘I was out walking the dear dog and I saw 500 things that made me want to make art.’

 
Day-Glo mind blow

Day-Glo mind blow

Psychedelia hit late 1960s London in an explosion of silk-screen colour

 
Up close and tight

Up close and tight

The legendary Herb Lubalin brought humour, sensuality and a contemporary flourish to complex typographic…

 
Do they know it’s communication?

Do they know it’s communication?

A decade after signing First Things First 2000, Bob Wilkinson tested his design principles by…

 
Quiet spirit of joy

Quiet spirit of joy

By championing pattern-making, art and ephemera, the Curwen Press brought a new ‘Comfy Modernism’ to…

 
Read me! Literacy in graphic design education

Read me! Literacy in graphic design education

‘Relativist’ debates within the profession have extended to the way design and typography are taught. If…

 
Read me! Literacy in graphic design

Read me! Literacy in graphic design

Graphic designers are responsible for the communication of ideas through words, signs and pictures. Yet…

 

Controlled passion: the art of Fernando Gutiérrez

In post-Franco Spain, a cool Catalan breeze blows through the often humid, overheated world of…

 
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