William Owen

Recent articles by William Owen

When media worlds collide

Issue 6, Spring 1992

Review

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

What’s this history for?

Issue 3, Spring 1991

Review

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

Here come the singing insects

Issue 12, Spring 1994

Review

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

Review

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

Wheels of fortune

Issue 2, Winter 1991

Feature

Fortune magazine was a visual encyclopedia of American business life

Design in the age of digital reproduction

Issue 14, Autumn 1994

Feature

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

Bodies, text and motion

Issue 21, Summer 1996

Feature

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

Meta’s tectonic man

Issue 18, Autumn 1995

Feature

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

Messy medium

Issue 64, Summer 2007

Opinion

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

Experiments in hypertype

Issue 21, Summer 1996

Opinion

Book or CD-ROM?