Opinion

 
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…
 
Heroes of wealth and power

Heroes of wealth and power

Magazines, Photography, Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

An essay published in Mack’s new ‘Discourse’ series accuses three prominent photographers of creating propaganda for global capitalism. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Godard becomes ‘Godard’

Godard becomes ‘Godard’

Book design, Photography, Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

In 1961, the new wave director posed for a German fashion photographer. The publicity pictures that followed are as self-reflexive as his films. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Palaces of petroleum

Palaces of petroleum

Design history, Graphic design, Photography, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

The adventurous design of a 1960 book promoting Australia’s fossil fuel industry offers a poignant glimpse of an optimistic, unquestioning age.Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
The haunted shore

The haunted shore

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Images of spectral sea-bathers haunt the light-filled pages of Nigel Grierson’s self-published photobook. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
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