Issue 34


Editorial, John L. Walters
Though we have designated this edition a ‘Public realm special issue’, it could be…
Screen, Jessica Helfand

Contradiction and comformity

Agenda, David Heathcote
To tackle bigger projects and take more responsibility, graphic designers will have to get…
Anti-advertising shows its teeth (34)
Critique, Rick Poynor

The media became squeamish when confronted with a gory anti-burger ad. Who are they trying to protect?


Phil Baines

The robust, flexible system devised nearly four decades ago by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert still…

Ursula Held

‘Signage reflects both the complexity of space and the way aplace is organised. And it is very…

A virtual city in a global square
John Warwicker

Reflections on a new project in Australia, where graphic elements provide the interface between the…

John Warwicker

The cultural palace

John Warwicker

A postmodern state?

John Warwicker

Global language

David Heathcote

In its first edition, this seminal book was a groundbreaking collision between architecture and graphic…

Emily King

Pictures of non-places, the grubby and eroded gaps between the real spaces of the urban realm, make a…

Russell Holmes

The properties of this medium make it the plaything of artists, a cinematic cliche and a familiar…

Tom Phillips

Despite regular attempts to suppress this unique 'folkart', London's public phone booths remain eclectic…

David Heathcote

Though its public lettering reassures customers with poetry and fiction this shimmering mall is, at heart…

Rick Poynor

Three books showing accidental collages of torn posters an other random marks revive interest in a style…