Opinion: Graphic Design



Design history, Inspiration

Designer Simon Esterson finds inspiration in Ken Briggs’s National Theatre programmes from the 1960s

Postcards from the edge

Postcards from the edge

Visual Culture

The ‘unpatriotic’ Sphere caught US designers at the worst moment. Critique by Rick Poynor


Why bother? Ask the Dutch

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


Inflated intangibles

Visual Culture

The self-contratulatory message of a show about UK creativity was little more than…

What did you do in the design studio today, daddy?

Visual Culture

Graphic designers are convinced of the profession’s importance. Now they have to convince everyone else…


Design is a ghetto

Letter to the editor

Letter from Ian Goodyer in Eye 15


Editorial Eye 15


In the three and a half years since Fuse, the interactive type magazine, was started by…

Editorial Eye 14


Graphic design is so deeply inscribed within the fabric of everyday life that it is…

The (layered) vision thing

If it has dotted lines, an arrow or two and it’s impossible to read, then it must be ‘postmodern’. Are…


What has writing got to do with design?

Design history

We canonise the giants of design history as champions of total authorship, while overlooking the obvious…

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