Adrian Shaughnessy

Recent articles by Adrian Shaughnessy

Rethinking Lubalin

Issue 83, 2012

Feature

As his book on Herb Lubalin – the first in almost 30 years – goes to press, Adrian Shaughnessy…

Failure – the designer’s guardian angel [EXTRACT]

Issue 71, Spring 2009

Review

The phrase ‘Design Disasters’ is a bit of Helleresque sensationalism. Perhaps…

Schism and reunification

Issue 72, Summer 2009

Feature

Where there was once discord, there is now harmony, as design zealously embraces the made image.…

Back on the old battleground

Issue 48, Summer 2003

Review

In Emigre No. 49 (1999), editor and founder Rudy VanderLans announced his…

Sad beauty of Bucher’s cover art

Issue 45, Autumn 2002

Review

For the past 30 years, ECM founder Manfred Eicher has run his famous record label…

Raise the bar

Issue 79, Spring 2011

Feature

Uncompromising posters for the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers in Paris

One man brand?

Issue 76, Summer 2010

Feature

Manfred Eicher’s uncompromising artistic vision has always defined the look and feel of ECM.

Angela Lorenz [text in full]

Issue 49, Autumn 2003

Feature

A Berliner’s work finds parallels between laptop music and design

Laptop aesthetics (text in full)

Issue 49, Autumn 2003

Feature

A crackly, digital approach informs one of three current design trends

Think of your ears as eyes

Issue 16, Spring 1995

Feature

Barbara Wojirsch and Dieter Rehm bring a mysterious beauty to the record label graphics of ECM

Reinterpreting the classics

Issue 21, Summer 1996

Feature

For a handful of classical record companies, expressive design is a commercial priority.

Truth lies in the surface

Issue 42, Winter 2001

Feature

You can feel it. The unimpeachable authenticity of uncoated board

Not browsing but reading

Issue 36, Summer 2000

Feature

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

Mo’Wax

Issue 33, Autumn 1999

Feature

Ben Drury’s freewheeling ‘house style’ mirrors the label's urban swagger

Reduction

Issue 38, Winter 2000

Feature

Is graphic design, with its allusions and clutter, fundamentally antithetical to minimalism?

Smoke and glue

Issue 39, Spring 2001

Feature

The visual candour of Wallace Berman’s hand-bound Semina magazine links 1950s hipster art with…

Mystery and clarity

Issue 52, Summer 2004

Feature

These children’s book illustrations captured moments of social history

A glimpse of graphic hell (extract)

Issue 53, Autumn 2004

Opinion

Whatever ideological stance they take, designers must at least believe in design

Recent blog posts by Adrian Shaughnessy

Historical digital

20 October 2011

Adrian Shaughnessey on the rise of laptop aesthetics … from 2003
What are the major stylistic trends in current graphic design? wrote Adrian Shaughnessey in Eye 49 (2003)