Issue 26


Editorial, Max Bruinsma
Does graphic design need redefinition? Maybe, but the profession's rich visual tradition should not be discarded…
Agenda, Nico Macdonald
Web designers must face some tough questions
Screen, Jessica Helfand
Ten myths and misconceptions about the so-called ‘new’ media


John L. Walters
Postwar composers, such as Cage, Cardew and Crumb, have left an exuberant legacy of seductive graphic scores that still puzzle and fascinate the artists and musicians of today.
Steven Heller
They are obsolete now, but the picture magazines of the pre-TV era were breeding pens for today's visual narratives
Max Bruinsma
Mieke Gerritzen brings her visual language of graphic emblems and clear-cut lines, colours and type to the Web
John Warwicker
A CD-ROM may combine poetic imagery with virtuoso programming, but is it the right medium to convey meaning?
Brett Wickens
The five windows of GoLive CyberStudio 2.0 help Web designers and HTML programmers to get along better
An early form of info-graphics, Dell Books' lurid covers and 'Mapbacks' of the 1940s brought pulp crime fiction to life
Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin
One of the few remaining poster designers with political edge now teaches his students to reflect more than just Zeitgeist.
David Peters
The Wieden & Kennedy agency provides big-name clients with the personal styles of cutting-edge graphic designers
Max Bruinsma
Designers can bring clarity and consistency to Web interfaces and find new ways to organise navigation
Julia Thrift
Activists were not interested in design sophistication, but their publishing tools imposed their own urgent aesthetics