Graphic Thought Facility (GTF)

Recent articles about Graphic Thought Facility (GTF)


Issue 85, Spring 2013


In 2013, the overblown, completist pretensions of a career-defining monograph seem, well, a bit old-fashioned…

Illuminated thought

Issue 69, Autumn 2008


The practice is said to ‘signal a break with the past’ but GTF has an unforced ‘style’ that is impossible to copy

Pin-sharp process

Issue 64, Summer 2007


GTF’s Tord Boontje monograph employs structural and decorative devices drawn directly from the product designer’s work

Reputations: Graphic Thought Facility

Issue 39, Spring 2001


‘It’s to do with keeping things simple and having the confidence to present an idea where everything can be understood. You don’t have to be in the know to unravel it.’

Urgent images

Issue 15, Winter 1994


Is there a more unstable and ephemeral medium for creative communication than thermal fax paper…

Recent blog posts about Graphic Thought Facility (GTF)

Kitty kitty bang bang

6 February 2024

An new exhibition in London examines the irresistible power of kawaii, or ‘cuteness’
You enter ‘Cute’ at Somerset House through a gallery of AI kitten images created by Graphic…

Offset Sheffield 2016: day one

6 November 2016
Book design, Brand madness, Design education, Graphic design, Illustration, Reviews, Visual culture

Offset’s first Sheffield conference bought together artists and designers for two days of engaging presentations and lively panel discussions
Last month, a host of speakers from across the design industry came to present their…

Collaboratively speaking

14 October 2013
Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, Posters, Reviews

A report from day two of the AGI Open conference at London’s Barbican.
Day two of AGI Open kicked off with insights and wisdom about ‘collaborative practice’, write…

Posters for the blind

12 September 2013
Graphic design, Posters, Visual culture

A one-day typographic poster exhibition in the Hoxton Arches captured football chants in print
‘Glory Glory’ was a one-day poster exhibition and book launch encompassing the sound and spirit…

The view from Here

5 October 2012
Graphic design, Illustration, Photography, Typography, Visual culture

Typography, generosity, jelly and body architecture (with a side order of unexplained nudity) at It’s Nice That’s ‘creative symposium’
In mid-September, It’s Nice That (see Eye 82) held their first creative symposium at The…

Creative countdown

15 August 2012
Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines, Photography, Technology, Visual culture

Paul Smith, Giles Duley, GTF and Quentin Jones head the line-up for Here 2012, 21 September
How does a wannabe racing cyclist from Nottingham become one of the foremost creative figures…