Rob Waller

Recent articles by Rob Waller

Making sense of a complex ideal

Issue 92, Summer 2016


Simplification is an ideal we think we aspire to, whether we are talking about the…

Beck and beyond

Issue 85, Spring 2013


Harry Beck’s underground map must be the most celebrated, discussed and fetishised instance of information…

Strip science

Issue 78, Winter 2010


Rob Waller decodes the multimodal layout lessons of Rupert Bear

Places need signs

Issue 80, Summer 2011


Information design, architecture and making buildings readable

Recent blog posts about Rob Waller

Even further beyond Beck

16 September 2013
Critical path, Design history, Graphic design, Information design, Reviews

Extended review: Rob Waller takes a closer look at Underground Maps Unravelled by psychologist Maxwell Roberts
Harry Beck’s underground map has to be the most celebrated and discussed instance of information…

Lost in space

28 July 2011
Design education, Graphic design, Information design, Visual culture

Why do architects believe their wordless buildings are easy to read?
‘Sign designers are convinced that architects don’t like them,’ writes Rob Waller, in his provocative…