Michael Rock

Recent articles by Michael Rock

P. Scott Makela is wired

Issue 12, Spring 1994

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Does Minneapolis-based Makela’s electro-futurism embody the end of the 1980s or a new avant-garde?…

This is not a cigar

Issue 8, Autumn 1992

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New critical approaches, design classics

The Museum of the Ordinary

Issue 28, Summer 1998

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The exhibits are the entire contents of a swathe of blocks on downtown New York. A proposal and…

What is this thing called graphic design criticism?

Issue 16, Spring 1995

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In the last ten years a substantial body of critical writing on graphic design has amassed. In this…

Beyond typography

Issue 15, Winter 1994

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Fuse’s talented team is on an inspired quest to ‘Make it new!’ But what is the project really…

The designer as author

Issue 20, Spring 1996

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Graphic authorship is taken for granted by many design theorists and it is gaining ground within…