Julia Thrift

Recent articles by Julia Thrift

Typo Photo

Issue 4, Summer 1991

Feature

London’s most progressive designers are working with a small group of photographers highly sympathetic to their aims

The Swastika as symbol

Issue 16, Spring 1995

Review

Littered with phrases such as ‘hypertrophied singularity’, and drawing deeply on semantic theory and philosophy…

Signs of trouble

Issue 19, Winter 1995

Feature

British designer David Crow uses his personal projects to question the authority of the graphic image

Techno craft

Issue 23, Winter 1996

Feature

David James is a typographer with an exacting eye, who blurs the boundaries between graphic design and art direction

Do-it-yourself

Issue 26, Autumn 1997

Feature

Activists were not interested in design sophistication, but their publishing tools imposed their own urgent aesthetics

Type fashion fusion

Issue 22, Autumn 1996

Feature

A stylist, a photographer and a typographer celebrate the look and feel of exceptional clothes

Sweet smell of excess

Issue 13, Summer 1994

Feature

Perfume packaging must evoke the indescribable. It has its own designers, conventions and codes.

In search of Barney Bubbles

Issue 6, Spring 1992

Feature

He was a pioneer of British graphics, but he refused to sign his own work

Reputations: Rudy VanderLans

Issue 7, Summer 1992

Feature

‘The thing we have never done at Emigre is to second guess what the audience would like or be able to comprehend’

8vo: type and structure

Issue 37, Autumn 2000

Feature

For fifteen years this UK practice has given typography a central place in graphic design

Marks on paper

Issue 15, Winter 1994

Feature

Letterpress’s eclipse by digital typesetting has been a liberation for typographer Alan Kitching

Why a nifty logo is no longer enough

Issue 14, Autumn 1994

Opinion

Corporate identity’s success may also be its undoing. The fear of making mistakes has led to a bland sameness in corporate design