Feature: Magazines

 
Shock tactics

Shock tactics

America’s funky ‘altweeklies’ are a hotbed of zero-budget, attention-grabbing cover art direction.

 
Willem Sandberg: Warm printing

Willem Sandberg: Warm printing

The Dutch pioneer’s catalogues for the Stedelijk show a tactile use of sensual materials and…

 
Reputations: George Lois

Reputations: George Lois

‘You can’t research a big idea. The only ideas that truly research well are mediocre ideas. In research…

 

The producer as author

For Bruce Mau, graphic design is a way of investigating ethical, cultural and philisophical issues

 

Reputations: Terry Jones

‘I’m a creative director. I work with photographers. Years ago I said design is a piece of piss. Design…

 
Reputations: Jean Widmer

Reputations: Jean Widmer

‘Signage reflects both the complexity of space and the way a place is organised. And it is very…

 
General Idea: Infiltrate, infect and mutate

General Idea: Infiltrate, infect and mutate

Ignoring the boundaries between art and design, this Canadian trio worked in both fields with an…

 

Seize the sans serif

Raw, vigorous, experimental and often funny, Ark magazine helped to transform British graphics

 

Maps and dreams

No printing method is too basic for Jake Tilson. Created with photocopiers, his books, magazines and…

 

Reputations: Alexander Liberman

‘I think the term “art director” is the greatest misnomer. There’s no art in magazines unless you are…

 
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