theory


Theory refers to contemplation or understanding of process, often contrasted to practice and action.

Transparency is a study on design and language, Peter Bilak’s MA thesis at the Academy of Fine Arts & Design in Bratislava (1997), designed, written and edited by the author.
Theory of Type Design consists of 24 short chapters describing different aspects of type design, from the influence of language to today’s digital developments, from how our eyes and brain process letterforms to their power of expression.
Bram de Does has conducted extended research into the endless combinations of patterns, ornaments, and borders.
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
Australian graphic design magazine Open Manifesto provides thoughtful and thought provoking writing on graphic design. Issue 3 includes themes such as cultural exchange, the Israeli/Palestinian issue, and the ego in design.
Eclectic mix of contents from New Zealand ranging from design definitions to fiction and music.
A publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has gradually widened to cover art, music, language, politics, film and literature.
Art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has widened to cover art, music, language, politics, film and literature.
A tool that we need: new (and only serious) French magazine interested in design history and visual universe. With contributions by Peter Biľak, Laurent Le Bon, deValence (Alexandre Dimos, Gaël Étienne), Anne Lemonnier, Philippe Millot, Étienne Mineur, NORM, Stefan Sagmeister, etc.
Catalogue of an accompanying exhibition of the 22nd International Biennale of Graphic Design Brno 2006. The exhibition critically questions possibilities of organising graphic design exhibitions today, and documents reactions of invited designers.
Art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has widened to cover art, music, language, politics, film and literature.
Bi-annual independent art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has gradually widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.
DDDX is a montage of articles drawn from issues 2–9. This is not a retrospective act, more a logical next step; a slight return in response to the self-righteous statment of intent on the cover of issue 1; a reply to ourselves after five years’ trial & error.
This magazine began life as a graphic design journal, but whose content has gradually widened to cover other areas.
Art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.
Art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.
Independent art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has gradually widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.
This publication presents work of Czech and Slovak designers focused on the process of creating innovative typographic solutions
Metro Letters documents the responses to the question ‘Can a typeface express what is unique about a city’, presenting the projects and interviews with six invited typographers.
Comprehensive overview of type design in the Netherlands from the fifteenth century till 2004. The book provides insights into the methods of the Dutch type.