Issue 42


Postcards from the edge
Graphic design, Visual culture, Rick Poynor
The ‘unpatriotic’ Sphere caught US designers at the worst moment. Critique by Rick Poynor
The next small thing…
Typography, Wolfgang Weingart
The ruins of Baalbek in the Lebanon
John L. Walters
The physical materials that make up a magazine are straightforward and predictable: there is no need…


Stefan Sagmeister, Peter Hall
Street-corner merchandising tries to remember the twin towers
David Crowley
Alienation sells! The seductive flatness of Situationist aesthetics
Andrew Robertson
H2G2 animations anticipated the look and feel of future computers
Day-Glo mind blow
Julia Bigham
Psychedelia hit late 1960s London in an explosion of silk-screen colour
John L. Walters
A New Yorker opts for content, tactility and the sound of surprise
Adrian Shaughnessy
You can feel it. The unimpeachable authenticity of uncoated board
Fay Sweet
When paper mills target the design business, what should they print?