John-Patrick Hartnett

Recent articles by John-Patrick Hartnett

Crisis by design

Issue 102, Autumn 2021

Review

Editors Tony Fry and Adam Nocek present Design in Crisis as part of an ‘ongoing conversation that aims to challenge how designers engage with the planetary crises … [EXTRACT]

Read and destroy

Issue 101, Summer 2021

Review

Art and design pedagogy is generally agreed today on the imperative for educators to facilitate independent…

Space Type Generator

Issue 100, Summer 2020

Feature

Kiel Mutschelknaus’s constantly evolving Space Type Generator has the power to hypnotise

Chloe Scheffe: Rethinking editorial design

Issue 100, Summer 2020

Feature

Brooklyn-based Chloe Scheffe designs books by groundbreaking thinkers and tackles magazines with a similarly radical approach

Spassky Fischer: Concrete moves

Issue 100, Summer 2020

Feature

The work of this prolific young French studio is founded on practicality and systems, while transcending such prosaic methods [EXTRACT]

In search of dialogue

Issue 99, Autumn 2019

Review

The Design Observer (DO) blog was launched in 2003 by William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand, Michael…

A new world of worlds

Issue 99, Autumn 2019

Review

‘What would it take to construct a non-Eurocentric design imagination?’ This is the stark question…

Attitudinal angle

Issue 97, Autumn 2018

Review

We live in an ‘extraordinarily turbulent, often perilous time when we face changes of unprecedented…

Paper trail of a digital pioneer

Issue 96, Spring 2018

Review

The publication of Muriel Cooper will be a cause for celebration among many readers of…

The programmed designer

Issue 94, Summer 2017

Feature

Industry-standard tools – Apple computers, Adobe software – have created astonishing new possibilities for graphic designers. But is this liberation, or a new kind of imprisonment?

Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

Issue 92, Summer 2016

Review

There are few high-profile ‘traditional’ graphic design studios whose members discuss their work in such…

Killing joke at the expense of history

Issue 91, Spring 2016

Feature

Swissted’s typographic homages turn Modernist design history into hollow commodities for a new ‘blank generation’