John-Patrick Hartnett

Recent articles by John-Patrick Hartnett

Space Type Generator

Issue 100, 2020

Feature

Kiel Mutschelknaus’s constantly evolving Space Type Generator has the power to hypnotise [EXTRACT]…

Chloe Scheffe: Rethinking editorial design

Issue 100, 2020

Feature

Brooklyn-based Chloe Scheffe designs books by groundbreaking thinkers and tackles magazines with a…

Spassky Fischer: Concrete moves

Issue 100, 2020

Feature

The work of this prolific young French studio is founded on practicality and systems, while…

In search of dialogue

Issue 99, Autumn 2019

Review

The Design Observer (DO) blog was launched in 2003 by William Drenttel…

A new world of worlds

Issue 99, Autumn 2019

Review

‘What would it take to construct a non-Eurocentric design imagination?’ This…

Attitudinal angle

Issue 97, Autumn 2018

Review

We live in an ‘extraordinarily turbulent, often perilous time when we face…

Paper trail of a digital pioneer

Issue 96, Spring 2018

Review

The publication of Muriel Cooper will be a cause for celebration among many…

The programmed designer

Issue 94, Summer 2017

Feature

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

Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

Issue 92, Summer 2016

Review

There are few high-profile ‘traditional’ graphic design studios whose members…

Killing joke at the expense of history

Issue 91, Spring 2016

Feature

Swissted’s typographic homages turn Modernist design history into hollow commodities for a new…