Marianne Brandt, design hero

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy – 2. When Laszlo Moholy-Nagy arrived at the Bauhaus in 1923, its mission was defined by the opening lines of its founding manifesto: “Architects, sculptors, painters. we must all turn to the crafts…” Moholy changed the focus from craft to industrial design and technology under a new slogan “Art and Technology: A New […]

There are lots of things I miss about the late, great graphic designer Alan Fletcher, but the thing I miss the most is arguing with him about design. Some of our most enjoyable arguments involved how to explain design to the 99 percent of the population that Alan pityingly described as “civilians” — in other […]