Opinion

 
Bound for modernity

Bound for modernity

Simon Esterson

Spiral and comb binding have been rehabilitated for aesthetics and practicality. By Simon Esterson [EXTRACT]
 
In the arms of the cold cold ground

In the arms of the cold cold ground

Martin Colyer

Photographer Robert Gumpert tells the stories of San Francisco’s homeless. By Martin Colyer [EXTRACT]
 
Unfinished business

Unfinished business

Critical path, Graphic design

Rick Poynor

Scott King’s rallying call for creative freedom takes a satirical swipe at cultural gatekeepers. By Rick Poynor
 
Editorial Eye 103

Editorial Eye 103

Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Editorial

the editor, John L. Walters

It is commonplace to say that history is written by the winners, but the historical record needs to be challenged.
 
Rebalancing the design canon

Rebalancing the design canon

Design education, Education

Elizabeth Resnick

Elizabeth Resnick looks at the practitioners and educators intent on revising our understanding of women’s roles in design history
 
Editorial Eye 102

Editorial Eye 102

Editorial

John L. Walters

Are we are in ‘a new golden age of type design’?
 
Experiments in destabilisation

Experiments in destabilisation

Critical path, Design education, Design history

Rick Poynor

A CalArts book celebrates decades of purposeful graphic weirdness. Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Word play

Word play

Graphic design, Posters, Typography

John L. Walters

Sarah Boris’s letterpress collaboration with New North Press reflects the turbulence of 2020.
 
Los Angeles’ lost palace of treasures

Los Angeles’ lost palace of treasures

Book design, Design history, Information design, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Using photographic evidence, designer Mark Nelson has reconstructed one of the great twentieth-century art collections. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Editorial Eye 101

Editorial Eye 101

Editorial

John L. Walters

The grids and graphs of Covid-19 graphics are familiar to nearly everyone, even those who…
 
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