The bland new Euro provides an object lesson in how design represents historical reality.
Editorial, Rick Poynor
British graphic design, like art, pop and fashion, is on a high. But does it know where it is going – or why?
Screen, Jessica Helfand
The ‘exact beauty’ of De Stijl could provide cyberspace with a new set of design co-ordinates.
‘The biggest challenge that faces a designer isn’t the quest for novelty, but coming to grips with the fact that much of what we do has little content’
Martin Sharp’s “Magic Theatre” issue of OZ magazine is one of the most extraordinary artefacts of the psychedelic era
Long out of print, Brian Eno’s ‘worthwhile dilemma’ cards have been reissued by Californian software guru Peter Norton
Uwe Loesch’s posters have the linguistic subtlety and precision of conceptual art. They demand attention, then release their significance bit by bit.
British men’s magazines rely for sales on female flesh. Harmless fun, “post-feminist” irony, or a desperate ploy to turn back the social clock?
Images of the human form receive little analysis. An exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert museum explores approaches to the body in early German design.
Mark Farrow’s minimalist graphics have won him a place in the profession’s mainstream usually denied to music designers
Quark's Immedia is not quite Director's equal but it gives Xpress users a multimedia tool that works in a familiar way
America’s women snowboarders are using the graphic language of boards to help claim their space in the sport
R. Roger Remington
Photomontage allowed Lester Beall to unite art, photography, typography and painting with revolutionary European ideas about layout and form