Andrew Howard

Recent articles by Andrew Howard

What are we saying?

Issue 15, Winter 1994


Letter from Andrew Howard in response to Ian Goodyer’s letter ‘Design is a ghetto’ in Eye 15

First Things First Manifesto 2000

Issue 33, Autumn 1999


Thirty-three visual communicators renew the 1964 call for a change of priorities

There is such a thing as society*

Issue 13, Summer 1994


It is time to think again about design’s social function and the way it is determined by our culture.

Design beyond commodification

Issue 38, Winter 2000


Designers can 'smuggle in' social issues as part of a personal agenda, but politics is unavoidable…

Recent blog posts about Andrew Howard

The clarity of the innocent eye

25 May 2021
Critical path, Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Technology

In this previously unpublished essay from 2003, Ken Garland (who died last week) urges designers to be ‘alert’. In an afterword, Andrew Howard explains the context
I’ve been working as a graphic designer for 50 years, first as an art director…

A sunnier classroom

15 May 2017
Book design, Design education, Graphic design, Typography

When the world is in flux, book design offers ‘a refuge of certainty’. Andrew Howard explains why he founded the Porto Design Summer School
There is a particularity about the education system which we take as given – that…