Feature: New media
Anette Lenz: Poetic rhetoric in the public realm
Over nearly three decades, Anette Lenz has made work that transcends trends and technology. Profile by Jan Middendorp [EXTRACT]
Conversation with John Burn-Murdoch
As Covid-19 spread across the globe, it became clear that data visualisation would become ‘the language of the pandemic’.
Space Type Generator
Kiel Mutschelknaus’s constantly evolving Space Type Generator has the power to hypnotise
Ethics in the age of data capitalism
Has user-centred design dragged us to the brink of catastrophe? And if so, do we need a First Things First for the digital world?
Reading books and scrolls and screens
Technology continues to change relationships between writers, publications and reading, acting as a catalyst for new publishing models
Colour is the new black
For the past decade or so, Mark van Wageningen has been investigating the possibilities of adding colour to the conventional black-and-white universe of digital type design, resulting in work that is both thrilling and evocative
The programmed designer
Industry-standard tools – Apple computers, Adobe software – have created astonishing new possibilities for graphic designers. But is this liberation, or a new kind of imprisonment?
Olivier Kugler: bearing witness
This contemporary illustrator uses his ears and eyes – plus a camera, digital voice recorder, sketchbook, pencil, scanner and laptop – to document stories of exile, displacement and the complex reality of refugees’ lives
Dance on the spot
Abbott Miller’s iPad contemporary dance apps for the 2wice Arts Foundation – a dynamic coming together of code, choreography, music and design – bring playful, digital interaction to loops and layers of physical performance
To have and to hold
The challenges of digital publishing have galvanised a new spirit in book design and production. Is it just the decadent flourish of a disappearing format?