Julia Thrift

Recent articles by Julia Thrift

Reasons to recycle

Issue 3, Spring 1991

Review

It is an uncomfortable fact, but most of what graphic designers help to create ends…

When cheaper is just as good

Issue 12, Spring 1994

Review

If someone told you that 50 per cent of the money you spent on a bottle of perfume…

How they lost the paper war

Issue 11, Winter 1993

Review

When Mary Blake, the paper expert at Greenpeace’s London office, stood up to ask…

Signs of trouble

Issue 19, Winter 1995

Feature

British designer David Crow uses his personal projects to question the authority of the graphic…

Type fashion fusion

Issue 22, Autumn 1996

Feature

A stylist, a photographer and a typographer celebrate the look and feel of creations by leading…

Techno craft

Issue 23, Winter 1996

Feature

David James is a typographer with an exacting eye, who blurs the boundaries between graphic design…

Do-it-yourself

Issue 26, Autumn 1997

Feature

Activists were not interested in design sophistication, but their publishing tools imposed their own…

8vo: type and structure

Issue 37, Autumn 2000

Feature

For fifteen years this UK practice has given typography a central place in graphic design

Sweet smell of excess

Issue 13, Summer 1994

Feature

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

In search of Barney Bubbles

Issue 6, Spring 1992

Feature

He was a pioneer of British graphics, but he refused to sign his own work

Reputations: Rudy VanderLans

Issue 7, Summer 1992

Feature

‘The thing we have never done at Emigre is to second guess what the audience would like or be able…

Marks on paper

Issue 15, Winter 1994

Feature

Letterpress’s eclipse by digital typesetting has been a liberation for typographer Alan Kitching

Why a nifty logo is no longer enough

Issue 14, Autumn 1994

Opinion

Corporate identity’s success may also be its undoing. The fear of making mistakes has led to a…