Jessica Helfand

is partner with William Drenttel in a design consultancy in Northwest Connecticut (USA) named Winterhouse Studio. They concentrate on editorial design and new media, as well as publishing under their imprint, Winterhouse Editions with University of Chicago Press and Princeton Architectural Press. Helfand is the author of Six (+2) Essays on Design and New Media; Paul Rand: American Modernist; Screen: Essays on Graphic Design, New Media, and Visual Culture<; and Reinventing the Wheel. She is a Senior Critic in graphic design at Yale University School of Art, and the co-editor of Design Observer.

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An exploded view of the digital screen, informed by analyses of architecture, designers’ roles, avant-garde Dutch design from the De Stijl period and geometry.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1802 words
A talking Barbie lush as a foil for the Mac’s Speech functions; debates about the value of capital letters; Derrida, Saussure and Foucault; Oliver Sachs and Chaucer are all considered in this theoretical piece about the state of typography in new media.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 2075 words