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…

Illuminated thought

Issue 69, Autumn 2008


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

Pin-sharp process

Issue 64, Summer 2007


GTF’s Tord Boontje monograph employs structural and decorative devices drawn directly from the…

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…

Urgent images

Issue 15, Winter 1994


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

Recent blog posts by Graphic Thought Facility (GTF)

Offset Sheffield 2016: day one

7 November 2016

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 work for Offset Sheffield 2016. Here we publish the first of two reports … written by final-year students at Sheffield Institute of Art’s Graphic Design and Illustration course.

Collaboratively speaking

14 October 2013

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 Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar.

Posters for the blind

12 September 2013

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 of football, writes Abbie Vickress.

The view from Here

5 October 2012

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 Royal Geographic Society in South Kensington, writes Sarah Snaith.

Creative countdown

15 August 2012

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 of his generation, a global fashion name with a particularly English aesthetic? ‘Here 2012’, the September symposium curated by It’s Nice That, promises a unique – and amusing – insight into the mind that launched a thousand suits, their (informal) mentor Sir Paul Smith.