Feature: Graphic design

 

Techno cubists

Champions of the layered look, Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell wed theory and technological wizardry
 

Quentin Fiore: Massaging the message

The man who gave form to Marshall McLuhan’s ‘global village’ designed books that were both for and ahead of their time
 

Max Bittrof: visual engineer

Max Bittrof was one of the leading German designers of the 1920s. Unlike many exponents of the New Typography, he was able to apply the aesthetic to a major commercial client
 

Video to go

Video packaging is an area of graphics both marginal and ubiquitous. Who decides how it looks?
 

Cult of the ugly

Designers used to stand for beauty and order. Now beauty is passé and ugliness is smart. How did we get here and is there any way out?
 
Tokyo Salamander

Tokyo Salamander

Vaughan Oliver’s collaboration with Shinro Ohtake is an oblique diary of dreams
 
Bj

Bj

Robert Brownjohn wanted to eliminate the boundaries between experience and design. In an explosively short career of remarkable promise, he pushed graphics, advertising and film to their conceptual limits
 
Reputations: Wolfgang Weingart

Reputations: Wolfgang Weingart

‘My work is like a quarry. People see a stone they like, appropriate it and work it until there’s nothing left.’ Eye talks to the father of New Wave typography.
 
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