contents no.26 vol.7 autumn 1997

2 Editorial
The oldness of new
Does graphic design need redefinition? Maybe, but the profession's rich visual tradition should not be discarded
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6 Agenda
Not as other media
Judging the design of websites cannot be done solely with existing criteria. The Web poses problems of its own
Nico Macdonald

8 Screen
Television did it first (excerpt)
We may have world-wide access to a brave new medium, but despite the hype, many online formats look curiously familiar
Jessica Helfand

10 Reputations
Gunther Rambow
One of the few remaining poster designers with political edge now teaches his students to reflect more than just zeitgeist
Interview by Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin

24 Overview
Sound, code, image
The visual scores that composers use to liberate their sound from its five-line grid are graphic designs of music
John L.Walters

36 Essay
The diaphanous machine
Designers can bring visual clarity and consistency to Web interfaces and find ways to organisation
Max Bruinsma

44 Overview
The Wieden & Kennedy agency provides big-name clients with the personal styles of cutting-edge graphic designers
David Peters

52 Review
Lost in the city
A CD-ROM may combine poetic imagery with virtuoso programming, but is it the right medium to convey meaning?
John Warwicker

54 Profile
Keep it simple
Mieke Gerritzen brings her visual language of graphic emblems and clear-cut lines, colours and type to the Web
Max Bruinsma

60 History
Eyes on the world
They are obsolete now, but the picture magazines of the pre-TV era were breeding pens for today's visual narratives
Steve Heller

70 History
Activists were not interested in design sophistication, but their publishing tools imposed their own urgent aesthetics
Julia Thrift

82 Archive
A form of info-graphics, Dell Books' lurid covers and 'mapbacks' of the 1940s brought pulp crime fiction to life

84 Tools
The five windows of GoLive Cyber Studio 2.0 help Web designers and HTML programmers to get along better
Brett Wickens

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