Issue 31


Editorial, Max Bruinsma
Critiques of Modernism often fail to acknowledge the movement’s marrying of poetry to structure
Agenda, Rick Poynor
The boom in lavish graphic design books bulging with the latest cool images cannot conceal the…
Screen, Jessica Helfand
Linked by the speed of light the non-material world of the Web needs new paradigms of…


Reputations: Adrian Frutiger
Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin
‘I was fortunate. Early in life, I understood that my world was a two-dimensional one. At sixteen I knew that my work would be in black and white.’
David Heathcote
Two government booklets, Space in the Home and Metric House Shells, endorse Modernist concepts of good design for the public wellbeing
Ken Coupland
Los Angeles is the perfect environment for the literate, intelligent work of a loose cadre of graphic designers working in education, commerce and culture
Steven Heller
With a revival of journalistic visual essays in US magazines, illustrators are once again becoming integral contributors to the editorial mix
Chris Vermaas
A global Esperanto of icons, warning signs on cardboard boxes speak a visual language that leaves no room for misunderstanding
Max Bruinsma
A graduate student competition resulted in hybrids of browser and search engine that redraw and re-invent the fundamentals of “surfing the Web”
Steven Heller
For one issue, under Jan Tschichold’s stewardship, a monthly trade journal, Typographische Mitteilungen, became a beacon for radical typography.
Graphic Thought Facility
Introducing the ultimate design award: GTF’s Paul Neale and Andy Stevens display the Owen Jones Memorial Trophy, photographed by Angela Moore
Rick Poynor
Herbert Spencer’s magazine, a fusion of Modernism and eclecticism, was one of the most remarkable journals to emerge from British cultural publishing