contents no.25 vol.7 summer 1997

2 Editorial
Learning to read and write images
Merging more and more with a 'metadisciplinary' visual culture, the role of graphic design is changing profoundly
Max Bruinsma

6 Agenda
The end of the line
By favouring drawing over communication in the selection of students, graphic design education is missing the point
Jamie Hobsom

8 Screen
Sensory montage (excerpt)
Technology's mission to merge reality and fiction reflects the divided self of its operators - behind their 'hybrid displays'
Jessica Helfand

10 Reputations
Milton Glazer
The design maverick who's work left its mark on a whole generation calls for a broader, more general critical voice
Steven Heller

26 Profile
Other spaces
Paul Elliman tells his students that "everything you know is wrong", embracing error to find ideas where others see junk
Rick Poynor

36 Report
Compare and contrast
With a CD-ROM based on its legendary lettering archive, Cantral Saint Martins has created a new tool and resource
Emily King

40 Essay
The aesthetics of transience
With computers as the means for limitless manipulations of signs, designers now exalt subjectivity and impermanence
Max Bruinsma

50 Overview
Culture in a cold climate
In the 'post-intellectual' era, four Canadians use their talents in the service of creative discourse and the act of reading
Will Novosedlik

60 Report
Stop worrying and learn to love the Web
Designers overcome their initial contempt for a low-resolution medium to bring clarity to the World Wide Web
Max Bruinsma

62 Overview
Between histories
The graphic design legacy of the young republic of Croatia can be traced through its turbulent past and rich traditions
Orsat Frankovic

70 History
Willem Sandberg: warm printing
The Dutch pioneer's catalogues for the Stedelijk Museum show tactile use of sensual materials and experimental typography
Mafalda Spencer

81 Reviews
Edward Tufte's shocks and revelations. Steve Heller sees faces on the edge. Educators seek the high ground

86 Archive
in 1962 Ralph Ginsburg and Herb Lubalin defied puritanical America with the four issues of their erotic magazine Eros

88 Tools
Version 4 of Adobe Photoshop, the champion of photo processing software, comes with new tools for web designers
Brett Wickens

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