William Owen

Recent articles by William Owen

Mondo magazines

Issue 4, Summer 1991


Some of the sharpest and most influential graphic design ideas come from the new magazines. Eye…

When media worlds collide

Issue 6, Spring 1992


All the pundits agree – the arrival of full-scale multimedia is only a matter of time. But what is…

Fuse’s envelope comes unstuck

Issue 16, Spring 1995


The suffix ’94 seems to suggest that the organisers of the Fuse conference expect…

What’s this history for?

Issue 3, Spring 1991


The suggestion, by a European interloper, that there was some rancour in the…

Here come the singing insects

Issue 12, Spring 1994


It was in wide-eyed late adolescence that I last turned to Aldous Huxley’s The…


Hypertext is the communication media’s equivalent of cold fusion. It is one of…

Wheels of fortune

Issue 2, Winter 1991


Fortune magazine was a visual encyclopedia of American business life

Meta’s tectonic man

Issue 18, Autumn 1995


In Erik Spiekermann’s hands, typographic design is a tool for rendering the world more accessible…

Bodies, text and motion

Issue 21, Summer 1996


Peter Greenaway’s new film, The Pillow Book, is his most sophisticated essay in graphic cinema

Design in the age of digital reproduction

Issue 14, Autumn 1994


Multimedia will change the face of graphics. What has been achieved and where are we heading?

Messy medium

Issue 64, Summer 2007


Social media is shifting message-making away from mass media and into the hands of multiple users.

Experiments in hypertype

Issue 21, Summer 1996


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