Andrew Blauvelt offers us Part 2 of his essay "In and Around: Cultures of Design and the Design of Cultures." He suggests that for "graphic design to understand its relationship to culture, we need to consider how its visual language operates in society; its locations and dispersals and how these, in turn, affect meaning."
Also, "Design is Hell," an article written by Steven Heller, in which he gives us a sober analysis of the New Design Discourse.
Toronto writer and self-described "Typography Queen" Joe Clark answers the question whether the influence of the text-based art of Barbara Kruger and Jenny Holzer on mainstream graphics has made pop culture richer.
And, Mr. Keedy traveled to London to interview Rick Poynor, the founder/editor of one of today's most exquisite graphic design journals, Eye.
All of this will be presented in a surprising new format!