Issue 13


Agenda, Richard Hollis

A critical design history should explore the relationship of form, content and production, argues the…

Monitor, Michael Horsham

British design has split down the middle. Should its priority be art or analysis, and is the computer a…


Carel Kuitenbrouwer

‘I don’t think I could have come out on the streets with these posters in Berlin, Paris, or London – not…

Eye writers

Robert Harling’s eclectic magazine, published in the 1930s, is the first in a new occasional series.

Rick Poynor

Tomato are a group of friends, a physical space somewhere in Soho, a multimedia workshop, descendents of…

Julia Thrift

Perfume packaging must evoke the indescribable. It has its own designers, conventions and codes.

Steven Heller

Born in Czechoslovakia, Ladislav Sutnar was a pioneer of information design. Working in America in the…

Liz Farrelly

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

Jim Davies

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

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.