Kerry William Purcell

Recent articles by Kerry William Purcell

British design myths dispelled

Issue 77, Autumn 2010

Review

While, on the surface, Modern British Posters seeks to chart the evolution of the British…

Modern method

Issue 79, Spring 2011

Feature

As the Design Museum launches a retrospective of Wim Crouwel’s work, Kerry William Purcell interviews the Total Design (TD) co-founder.

A very English tradition

Issue 60, Summer 2006

Review

If graphic design history can be read as a family tree, Britain has long played…

Adventures in motion pictures. Frozen fire

Issue 77, Autumn 2010

Feature

‘It’s like a game of rock-paper-scissors, in which the flicker of film melts the frozen photograph.’

Designer poetry

Issue 62, Winter 2006

Review

I recently discovered on a visit to my daughter’s primary school how today’s methods of…

Delightful Precipice At The Edge Of Communicative Reality

Issue 63, Spring 2007

Review

Creating the impression that we are experiencing genuine change, while in actuality nothing has really…

A talent that linked Modernism with life

Issue 58, Winter 2005

Review

Graphic design is a formless discipline. Functioning at the nexus point of so many traditions…

Swing to the right… creatively speaking

Issue 62, Winter 2006

Review

Many art and design educators look to the idea of the lateralisation of brain function…

The impact of Vorticism

Issue 81, Autumn 2011

Review

Is it a sign of the growing acceptance of graphic design as a legitimate subject…

The Crafty Linotyper

Issue 55, Spring 2005

Feature

Made in 1941 for AD magazine, Herbert Matter’s ‘typographic ballet’ is a dreamlike curiosity

Peak practice: beautiful Swiss books

Issue 58, Winter 2005

Review

As I write these words in my Zurich hotel room, fireworks are exploding outside to…