Issue 36

Opinion

John L. Walters
When El Lissitzky dreamt of the future in his 1926 essay “Our Book”, he may have…
Empire of spin
Critique, Rick Poynor

An 'official' website tries to get to grips with contemporary culture

Graphic Design, Agenda, David Smith

When issues of quality, responsibility and professionalism are debated, the emerging graphic design…

Screen, Jessica Helfand

As big businesses get bigger and broader and more ubiquitous, their vision often becomes remarkably…

Features

Louise Sandhaus

‘The space is configured to the work I want to do. Maybe it has to do with growing up in Detroit, where…

Russell Warren-Fisher

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

David Heathcote

The design of lavish illustrated tomes often shows a lack of confidence, or perhaps a confident lack of…

Robin Rimbaud

By dismantling sequential structure in The Unfortunates, B. S. Johnson broke with more conventions than…

Roger Sabin

After a 1990s bubble that went splatt, the comics industry has begun to renew itself through new formats…

John O’Reilly

New methods changed the way magazines are put together, so what is actually being sold in the stuff that…

Adrian Shaughnessy

Is there an alternative to scrolling text and gap-toothed HTML?

Steven Heller

In the late 1960s, the underground press was a spontaneous and primitive rebellion against the status quo…