Julia Thrift

Recent articles by Julia Thrift

Typo Photo

Issue 4, Summer 1991


London’s most progressive designers are working with a small group of photographers highly…

The Swastika as symbol

Issue 16, Spring 1995


Littered with phrases such as ‘hypertrophied singularity’, and drawing deeply on…

Reasons to recycle

Issue 3, Spring 1991


It is an uncomfortable fact, but most of what graphic designers help to create ends…

When cheaper is just as good

Issue 12, Spring 1994


If someone told you that 50 per cent of the money you spent on a bottle of perfume…

How they lost the paper war

Issue 11, Winter 1993


When Mary Blake, the paper expert at Greenpeace’s London office, stood up to ask…

Signs of trouble

Issue 19, Winter 1995


British designer David Crow uses his personal projects to question the authority of the graphic…

Techno craft

Issue 23, Winter 1996


David James is a typographer with an exacting eye, who blurs the boundaries between graphic design…


Issue 26, Autumn 1997


Activists were not interested in design sophistication, but their publishing tools imposed their own…

Type fashion fusion

Issue 22, Autumn 1996


A stylist, a photographer and a typographer celebrate the look and feel of exceptional clothes

Sweet smell of excess

Issue 13, Summer 1994


Perfume packaging must evoke the indescribable. It has its own designers, conventions and codes.

In search of Barney Bubbles

Issue 6, Spring 1992


He was a pioneer of British graphics, but he refused to sign his own work

Reputations: Rudy VanderLans

Issue 7, Summer 1992


‘The thing we have never done at Emigre is to second guess what the audience would like or be able…

8vo: type and structure

Issue 37, Autumn 2000


For fifteen years this UK practice has given typography a central place in graphic design

Marks on paper

Issue 15, Winter 1994


Letterpress’s eclipse by digital typesetting has been a liberation for typographer Alan Kitching

Why a nifty logo is no longer enough

Issue 14, Autumn 1994


Corporate identity’s success may also be its undoing. The fear of making mistakes has led to a…