design criticism


Design criticism is the judgement and discussion of the merits and faults of design.

Books 10

Backstage Talks is an in-depth interview magazine about how design can change business for better by making it both useful and beautiful.
This issue of WTW strives to probe beyond the visible aspect of design. We look at the invisible organisational principles shaping our lives.
A definite monograph about Wim Crouwel going into great depth to understand the methodology of one of the greatest minds in modern graphic design.
First-ever publication on the work of Experimental Jetset, documenting almost two decades of graphic design praxis
In this issue we look at designs from the past that have shaped the present, and designs from the present that will affect the future.

Articles 23

What is the value of type competitions? A brief reflection on the common practice of awards hunting.
Essays · 20 March 2012 · English · 620 words
Is there any reason to make new fonts when there are so many already available for downloading? It's time to reflect on motivation to draw new type. While there is no reason to make uninspired new fonts, still, there are typefaces which haven’t been made yet and which we do need.
Essays · 15 July 2011 · English · 492 words
Designer and programmer Jürg Lehni analyses the evolution of typographic technology and the nature of digital fonts, and introduces Donald E. Knuth’s groundbreaking TeX and Metafont systems. An essay complemented by interviews with Peter Biľak, Erik Spiekermann and Dimitri Bruni (NORM).
Essays · 14 April 2011 · English · 4373 words
Interview conducted by Luciano Perondi and Silvia Sfligiotti discussing issues of translation, languages, teaching, writing, organizing exhibitions, and having no answer to question about parallels between design and science.
Interviews · 20 December 2006 · English · 4209 words
Peter Biľak, grafico e type designer slovacco attivo a L’Aia, con la sua fonderia digitale Typotheque e la rivista Dot Dot Dot si è fatto conoscere come voce originale e indipendente nel campo della tipografia e della riflessione critica sul design. Due anni fa ha iniziato una collaborazione con il Nederlands Dans Theater e il coreografo Lukáš Timulak, con il quale progetta e mette in scena performance di danza contemporanea. Lo abbiamo intervistato a Milano, nel cortile della nuova sede Aiap, il 30 maggio di quest’anno, il giorno dopo la sua conferenza all’Istituto Europeo di Design.
Interviews · 20 December 2006 · Italian · 3944 words

Blogs 1

Back Cover (formerly known as Marie Louise) is the only serious French magazine, as far as we are concerned, interested in graphic design and its history.
10 April 2009

Authors 27

Frederike Huygen is a Dutch art historian, researcher and author. She was the curator of the industrial design collection at the Museum Boijmans Van ...
Founder, editor and designer of Open Manifesto. Over the past 13 years Kevin has worked as a designer at a number of leading design studios in Dublin,...
Art historian. Writes regularly on graphic design and published a number of books and articles on relationship of design and architecture. Author of ...
Graphic designer and writer. She graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Design, in Ljubljana and has worked as a consultant for a div...
Italian graphic designer, partner of studio Alizarina, where she works mainly on editorial projects. She teaches at the Scuola Politecnica di Design i...