Michael Worthington

Recent articles by Michael Worthington

A mixed bag of digital typefaces (extract)

Issue 46, Winter 2002


There is a finite number of ideas (both formal and conceptual) in contemporary type…

Voice control

Issue 68, Summer 2008


The title sequence for this Truffaut movie heralds brilliantly a world where the written word is…

Moving letters are not enough

Issue 40, Summer 2001


I always thought the joke seemed like an excellent metaphor for design. Most of the…

How hip-hop changed the way things look

Issue 49, Autumn 2003


I have to admit I’m not the greatest fan of Hip-Hop so it’s a bit of a surprise…

On message!

Issue 41, Autumn 2001


Mass-market graphic activism with a contemporary relevance.

Self 1: Self-expanding

Issue 39, Spring 2001


When a practice goes live with its own website, the lines between sales pitch, culture, publishing…

Entranced by motion, seduced by stillness

Issue 33, Autumn 1999


New media is undergoing the kind of definition print went through centuries ago. A meditation on the…

Theory in practice

Issue 49, Autumn 2003


Gerstner’s curious compendium is a dense brick of knowledge