Feature: Graphic Design

 
Advice from a mentor you may never meet

Advice from a mentor you may never meet

The ethos behind the Hall of Femmes series is to pass down stories, advice and experiences to a new…

 
A house that type built

A house that type built

Type foundry House Industries – the subject of a hefty new monograph and a retrospective exhibition near…

 
Pleasure in the process

Pleasure in the process

Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir are graphic designers who construct typefaces through mathematics, systems and…

 
Brand in the hand

Brand in the hand

In Melbourne, more than a century ago, a ‘printer’s fist’ inadvertently became one of the earliest…

 
The programmed designer

The programmed designer

Industry-standard tools – Apple computers, Adobe software – have created astonishing new possibilities…

 
A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

In postwar Milan, Swiss designer Lora Lamm brought flair and humour to her work for clients in industry…

 
Modernist cottage industry

Modernist cottage industry

For more than a decade, Ruth Artmonsky has been publishing modest, readable books about design and…

 
Reputations: Fuel

Reputations: Fuel

‘We love collecting vernacular … it’s functional, not following a preconceived idea of what is correct.…

 
The men who fell to earth

The men who fell to earth

In three turbulent years, from 1968-71, the illustration and design supergroup Bentley / Farrell /…

 
The long look

The long look

Creating playful, thoughtful images for The Guardian’s ‘long read’ section relies upon a close…

 
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