Tom Harrad

Recent articles by Tom Harrad

The thin controller

Issue 92, Summer 2016


Progress bars have changed the way we engage with songs, films and stories


Issue 90, Summer 2015


GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond, which reminisces over the past half-century of the graphic design…

Crowd-sourced wisdom?

Issue 89, Winter 2014


As Hershey and Airbnb have discovered, the internet has spawned a vast, powerful audience of opinionated design critics. If resistance is futile, how can designers adapt?

Another frame for the news

Issue 88, Summer 2014


The redesign of RTL Nieuws makes a radical break with the conventions of television news graphics, crossing the now fluid boundaries between broadcast and online.

Sticky business

Issue 87, Spring 2014


The dead-wrapped Tunnock’s Tea Cake is both hipster treat and Scottish design classic

Glazed and confused

Issue 87, Spring 2014


From the synthesised splash of sugary fizz to 3D-printed hamburgers, the future of food goes way beyond the real thing

Picture: Killa

Issue 87, Spring 2014


Each of Graham MacIndoe’s drug ‘baggies’ brands a different high

Recent blog posts about Tom Harrad

Typographic freak-out

25 March 2014
Graphic design, Technology, Typography, Visual culture

Content Aware typography makes Adobe’s software ‘fail’ in the most interesting way
Content Aware Fill first appeared in Adobe Photoshop CS5, released in 2010, writes Tom Harrad…