Issue 39

Opinion

Editorial, John L. Walters
An old German saying claims that the Devil hides in the details. Most designers…
Agenda, Rian Hughes

When musicians remake an old hit, it’s called a cover version. When a painter copies an illustrator…

Screen, Jessica Helfand

Minimalism. Maximalism. Chaos. Software advances plus a reconciliation of two strains of Modernism may…

Critique, Rick Poynor

Has Penguin lost its touch? Though its original identity came from pairing strong images with a shrewd…

Features

John L. Walters, Nick Bell

‘It’s to do with keeping things simple and having the confidence to present an idea where everything…

Steven Heller

With Number Seventeen, their New York design practice, Emily Oberman and Bonnie Siegler have acquired a…

Joel Karamath

Title sequences of the 1950s and ’60s grabbed moviegoers with psychological insights, orchestral…

David Heathcote

Scopophilic horticulture is back with a vengeance. Photographers and designers strive to represent raw…

Jeremy Hall

When designers and marketing teams attempt to visualise serious music, they reach for fine art…

Adrian Shaughnessy

The visual candour of Wallace Berman’s hand-bound Semina magazine links 1950s hipster art with…

Michael Worthington

When a practice goes live with its own site, the lines between sales pitch and culture get blurred: quirky…

John O’Reilly

Ask a search engine for graphic design and you end up with branding. A trawl that throws up Future…