Feature: Graphic design

 
Do they know it’s communication?

Do they know it’s communication?

A decade after signing First Things First 2000, Bob Wilkinson tested his design principles by…

 
Quiet spirit of joy

Quiet spirit of joy

By championing pattern-making, art and ephemera, the Curwen Press brought a new ‘Comfy Modernism’ to…

 
Read me! Part 2. Literacy in graphic design education

Read me! Part 2. Literacy in graphic design education

‘Relativist’ debates within the profession have extended to the way design and typography are taught. If…

 
Read me! Part 1. Literacy in graphic design

Read me! Part 1. Literacy in graphic design

Graphic designers are responsible for the communication of ideas through words, signs and pictures. Yet…

 

Controlled passion: the art of Fernando Gutiérrez

In post-Franco Spain, a cool Catalan breeze blows through the often humid, overheated world of…

 
Theatre of dreams

Theatre of dreams

Andrzej Klimowski is obsessed with eyes, faces, hands, angels and devils. He is one of Britain’s most…

 

White space black hat

Derek Birdsall harbours a secret. It has given him 30 years at the top. If it works, he says, use it…

 

Total design

In its all too brief life, Alexey Brodovitch’s Portfolio magazine achieved perfection

 

Techno cubists

Champions of the layered look, Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell wed theory and technological wizardry

 

Quentin Fiore: Massaging the message

The man who gave form to Marshall McLuhan’s ‘global village’ designed books that were both for and ahead…

 
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