Feature: Graphic design

 

Maps and dreams

No printing method is too basic for Jake Tilson. Created with photocopiers, his books, magazines and…

 

Revolutionary language

“A revolutionary graphic language must seek to expose the meaning by presenting a chain of ideas…

 

The work must be read

Lawrence Weiner’s art is a kind of sculpture made of language, free from excess or embellishment and…

 

What is this thing called graphic design criticism?

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

 

Reputations: Alexander Liberman

‘I think the term “art director” is the greatest misnomer. There’s no art in magazines unless you are…

 

A New York state of mind

The design of The New Yorker has nearly always taken the approach that ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix…

 

Reputations: Malcolm Garrett

‘I figure it’s my job to be this kind of blinkered believer. You know: I am the new futurist, I will…

 

Reputations: Josef Müller-Brockmann

‘I would advise young people to look at everything they encounter in a critical light … Then I would…

 
Day-Glo mind blow

Day-Glo mind blow

Psychedelia hit late 1960s London in an explosion of silk-screen colour

 
Up close and tight

Up close and tight

The legendary Herb Lubalin brought humour, sensuality and a contemporary flourish to complex typographic…

 
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