readings.design FILTER
What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World
Sara Hendren
2020
This Is Auto-Tune Typography
Silvia Sfligiotti
2020
Graphic Design's Factory Settings
Jacob Lingdren
2020
Design Thinking is a Rebrand for White Supremacy
Darin Buzon
2020
Design Dedication: Adaptive Mentalities in Design Education
Annelys De Vet
2020
Can We Teach Graphic Design History Without the Cult of Hero Worship?
Aggie Toppins
2020
Everyday Color Theory
Cortney Cassidy
2020
On Design Thinking
Maggie Gram
2019
A *New* Program for Graphic Design
David Reinfurt
2019
On Design Fiction: Close, But No Cigar
Near Future Laboratory
2019
I wrote the book on user-friendly design. What I see today horrifies me
Don Norman
2019
Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design
Kat Holmes
2019
Italics
The Temporary Space
2019
International Students Can Teach Us A Lot About Design Education for All
Caspar Lam and YuJune Park
2019
Let’s Teach a History of Ideas, Not the History of Individuals
Juliette Cezzar
2019
Gradients: the colorful design trend aiming to soothe these anxious times
Daisy Alioto
2019
Writing for the Design Mind
Natalia Ilyn
2019
Construct a Perfect Pentagon: On standards manuals
Thomas de Monchaux
2018
Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo
Natasha Iskander
2018
Design Fiction as Pedagogic Practice
Matt Ward
2018
Design as an Attitude
Alice Rawsthorn
2018
All Buildings Are Interesting
Kate Wagner
2018
Black Graphics: Celebrating Designers of Color
Jerome Harris
2018
The Good Room
Frank Chimero
2018
Everything Easy is Hard Again
Frank Chimero
2018
In Defense of Design Thinking, Which is Terrible
Khoi Vinh
2018
How will we queer design education without compromise?
Nicole Killian
2018
Culture is Not Always Popular: Fifteen Years of Design Observer
Michael Bierut, Jessica Helfand
2018
Do We Need a History of Graphic Design in Greece?
Niki Sioki
2017
Word Worlds
James Goggin
2017
Getting Others Right
Teju Cole
2017
There's No Such Thing as a Free Watch
Jenny Odell
2017
Sifting the Trash — A History of Design Criticism
Alice Twemlow
2017
Never Use Futura
Douglas Thomas
2017
Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design
Beatriz Columina, Mark Wigley
2017
What Design Can't Do
Silvio Lorusso
2017
Post-Identity Design — Brands, Politics, and Technological Instability
Federico Pérez Villoro, Christopher Hamamoto
2017
Ronald McDonald Ollie Dos & Don’ts — What Mascots Can Teach Us About Branding
Other Means
2017
The Programmed Designer
John-Patrick Hartnett
2017
How Logos Became the Most Important Quarter-Inch in Business
Rob Walker
2017
Research Through Design — Twenty-First Century Makers and Materialities
Abigail Durrant, John Vines, Jayne Wallace, Joyce S.R. Yee
2017
Singing the Surface
Kenneth FitzGerald
2016
Homage to an Homage of an Homage
Tamara Shopsin
2016
If You Are Writing an Essay or a Thesis
Chappell Ellison
2016
Against Neutrality
Teju Cole
2016
A Too-Perfect Picture
Teju Cole
2016
Questions to ask yourself when reading about design
Khoi Vinh
2016
A Note on the Type
Mark Owens
2016
Not Diving but Swimming
Michael Bierut
2016
Design — The Invention of Desire
Jessica Helfand
2016
All That Is Solid...
Michael Rock
2016
On Speculative Design
Benjamin Bratton
2016
Meggs History of Graphic Design
Philip B. Meegs
2016
Colour and Culture
Ruben Pater
2016
Clearing the Haze — Prologue to Postmodern Graphic Design Education through Sheila de Bretteville
Izzy Berenson, Sarah Honeth
2016
That's Entertaining!
Ian Lynam
2016
Judgment and Beauty
Yoon Soo Lee
2016
Now You See It: Helvetica, Modernism, and the Status Quo of Design
Jen Wang
2016
The Case for the Sublime Uselessness of Graphic Design
David Cabiana
2016
The Debate — The Legendary Contest of Two Giants of Graphic Design
Jan van Toorn, Wim Crouwel
2015
What is Code?
Paul Ford
2015
Weddings
Ian Lynam
2015
The Web's Grain
Frank Chimero
2015
Towards a Critical Faculty (Only an Attitude of Orientation) From the Toolbox of The Serving Library
Stuart Bailey
2015
The Interface Experience
Kimon Keramida
2015
Honeywell, I'm Home!
Justin McGuirk
2015
Just Design
Cameron Tonkinwise
2015
Hooked on a Feeling
Michael Rock
2015
Fuck All
Kenneth FitzGerald
2015
Critical Everything
Francisco Laranjo
2015
Clatter of the Snow Queen
Natalia Ilyin
2015
Words as Material
Nicole Fenton
2015
Dynamic Identities
Paul Davis
2015
You’ll Never Guess the Amazing Ways Online Design Writing and Criticism Has Changed
Chappell Ellison
2014
Believing is Seeing — Observations on the Mysteries of Photography
Errol Morris
2014
Hardy Perennials
Stuart Bailey
2014
WYISIWYG
Michael Rock
2014
Shady Characters — The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks
Keith Houston
2014
The Museum Interface
Sarah Hromack, Rob Giampietro
2014
Criticism = Love
Alexandra Lange
2014
The Modernist Grid
Richard Hollis
2014
Designing in the Borderlands
Frank Chimero
2014
Critical Graphic Design — Critical of What?
Francisco Laranjo
2014
Can Jokes Bring Down Goverments?
Metahaven
2014
All Possible Futures
Jon Sueda
2014
Dark Matter and Trojan Horses (A Strategic Design Vocabulary)
Dan Hill
2014
Nicely Said — Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose
Nicole Fenton
2014
Interface Writing
Nicole Fenton
2014
G-E-S-T-A-L-T
David Reinfurt
2013
c-1962
David Reinfurt
2013
What Screens Want
Frank Chimero
2013
Multiple Signatures
Michael Rock
2013
Hover States
Rob Giampietro
2013
Graphic Design Criticism as a Spectator Sport
Michael Bierut
2013
The Global Style
Mr. Keedy
2013
Whitney Graphic Identity
Experimental Jetset
2013
Towards a Critical Graphic Design Practice
Amanda Thomas
2013
Speculative Everything
Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby
2013
The Art of Critical Making
Rosanne Somerson, Mara Hermano
2013
The Design of Everyday Things
Don Norman
2013
Writing About Architecture — Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities
Alexandra Lange
2012
School Days
Rob Giampietro
2012
Post Digital Print
Alessandro Ludovico
2012
Platforming Books
Craig Mod
2012
I am a handle
Rob Giampietro
2012
Hear, All Ye People; Hearken, O Earth
Errol Morris
2012
Draw it With Your Eyes Closed
Paper Monument
2012
The Digital-Physical
Craig Mod
2012
Let's Talk About Women in Architecture
Alexandra Lange
2012
Unbuilding
Rob Giampietro
2012
Why Write About Graphic Design?
Jessica Helfand
2012
Future Practice — Conversations from the edge of Architecture
Rory Hyde
2012
You Say You Want a Devolution
Kurt Andersen
2011
Can Designers Save the World Without Creating More Stuff?
Chappell Ellison
2011
Design Education — Brilliance Without Substance
Don Norman
2011
From The Toolbox of The Serving Library
Stuart Bailey
2011
The Interface — IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design
John Harwood
2011
The Shape of Design
Frank Chimero
2011
Post Artifact Books and Publishing
Craig Mod
2011
Design and Crime
Hal Foster
2011
What's "Crystal Goblet" in Korean?
Jiwon Lee
2011
Brand New Worlds
Andrew Blauvelt
2011
Aesthetic Innovation in Indigenous Typefaces
Juliet Shen
2011
Recipes for Systematic Change
Bryan Boyer, Justin W. Cook, Marco Steinberg
2011
A Note on the Type
Dexter Sinister
2010
The Uselessness of Design Criticism
Randy Nakamura
2010
Thinking With Type
Ellen Lupton
2010
Typeface as Programme
Jürg Lehni
2009
Only an Attitude of Orientation
Stuart Bailey
2009
Whatever Happened to Projective Architecture?
Lara Schrijver
2009
Fuck Content
Michael Rock
2009
Design Without Designers
Anne Burdick
2009
Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics, and New Practice
Tony Fry
2009
Design Fiction
Julian Bleecker
2009
About the word 'design'
Vilem Flusser
2009
Towards Relational Design
Andrew Blauvelt
2008
White Night
Metahaven
2008
A Cautious Prometheus? A Few Steps Toward a Philsophy of Design
Bruno Latour
2008
Design Thinking
Tim Brown
2008
Critical Omissions
Rick Poynor
2008
Brand States—Postmodern Power, Democratic Pluralism, and Design
Metahaven
2008
The Designer's Dilemma: Changing the way we think about design to better tackle the challenges of environmentalism.
Valerie Casey
2007
The Death of the Critic
Rick Poynor
2006
Tense Relations
Rob Giampietro
2006
Designing Interactions
Bill Moggridge
2006
Design as an Ideological State-Apparatus
Slavoj Zizek
2006
30 Essential Typefaces for a Lifetime
Joshua Berger
2006
Towards a Critical Faculty
Stuart Bailey
2006
The Rise of Research in Graphic Design
Audrey Bennett
2006
Research and Destroy
Daniel Van der Velden
2006
Is Graphic Design Too White?
Jonny Pathan
2006
Design History in Globalization and the Place of East Asian Design
Wen Heui Chou
2006
Method Designing — The Paradox of Modern Design Education
Jessica Helfand
2005
Where Are the Design Critics?
Rick Poynor
2005
Visual Research — An Introduction to Research Methodologies in Graphic Design
Ian Noble, Russell Bestly
2005
Style is not a Four Letter Word
Mr. Keedy
2004
A Time for Being Against
Rick Poynor
2004
New Black Face — Neuland and Lithos as Stereotypography
Rob Giampietro
2004
Criticality and its Discontents
George Baird
2004
Where Are the Design Intellectuals?
Rick Poynor
2004
How To Say What You Mean
Rick Poynor
2004
Default Systems in Graphic Design
Rob Giampietro, Rudy VanderLans
2003
What is a designer?
Norman Potter
2002
Designer as Producer
Victor Margolin
2002
Enclosed by Images — The Eames Multimedia Architecture
Beatriz Columina
2001
Women Graphic Designers
Ellen Lupton
2000
Ten Footnotes on a Manifesto
Michael Bierut
2000
No Logo
Naomi Klein
1999
Looking Closer 3 — Classic Writings on Graphic Design
Bierut, Helfand, Heller
1999
First Things First (2000)
Various
1999
Searching for a Black Aesthetic in American Graphic Design Education
Sylvia Harris
1998
Incubation of a Workshop
Stuart Bailey
1998
Graphic Design in the Postmodern Era
Mr. Keedy
1998
The Macrame Of Resistance
Lorraine Wild
1998
Designer as Producer
Ellen Lupton
1998
Some Virtues of Design
Gui Bonsiepe
1998
The Paradox on the Graphic Artist
Jean-Francois Lyotard
1997
My Typographies
Paul Elliman
1997
Design — The Blindspot of Theory
Gui Bonseipe
1997
From Lascaux to Brooklyn
Paul Rand
1996
That was then, and this is now but what is next?
Lorraine Wild
1996
Designer as Author
Michael Rock
1996
The ABCs of Bauhaus
Ellen Lupton, Abbott Miller
1995
What is this thing called graphic design criticism?
Michael Rock, Rick Poynor
1995
How Long Has This Been Going On? "Harpers Bazaar,""Funny Face," and the Construction of the Modernist Woman
Susan Sellers
1995
Zombie Modernism
Mr. Keedy
1995
Under the Surface of Style
Andrew Blauvelt
1995
The Particular Problem of Graphic Design (History)
Andrew Blauvelt
1994
A Poetics of Graphic Design?
Steve Baker
1994
Have you ever really looked at this poster?
Richard Hollis
1994
Messy History vs. Neat History — Toward an Expanded View of Women in Graphic Design
Martha Scotford
1994
Graphic Design Education as a Liberal Art
Gunnar Swanson
1994
Deconstruction and Graphic Design
Ellen Luption, Abbott Miller
1994
Castles Made of Sand
Lorraine Wild
1994
First Things First
Ken Garland
1994
Fellow Readers
Robin Kinross
1994
The Tenth Pioneer
Martha Scotford
1993
More Light!
Robin Kinross
1993
The (Layered) Vision Thing
Mike Mills
1993
The Cult of the Ugly
Steven Heller
1993
Criticizing Criticism: Too Little and Too Much
Steven Heller
1993
What has writing got to do with design?
Anne Burdick
1993
No More Heroes
Bridget Wilkins
1992
Neomania
Anne Burdick
1992
The Elements of Typographic Style
Robert Bringhurst
1992
Conversation with Richard Hollis on Graphic Design History
Robin Kinross
1992
Modern Typography
Robin Kinross
1992
Long Live Modernism!
Massimo Vignelli
1991
Good History/Bad History
Tibor Kalman
1991
The Early Years of Graphic Design at Yale University
Rob Roy Kelly
1989
Design Discourse (History, Theory, Criticism)
Victor Margolin
1989
Design Interface
Gianni Barbacetto
1988
Black Designers — Missing in Action
Cheryl D. Miller
1987
Detail in Typography
Jost Hochuli
1987
Designerly Ways of Knowing
Nigel Cross
1982
Amusing Ourselves to Death
Neil Postman
1985
When Form has Become Attitude — And Beyond
Thierry de Duve
1985
Call for Criticism
Massimo Vignelli
1983
On Photography
Susan Sontag
1977
Ways of Seeing
John Berger
1972
Design for the Real World
Victor Papanek
1971
The Shape of Words
Bruno Munari
1971
Thoughts on Design
Paul Rand
1970
Blueprint for Counter Education
Maurice Stein, Larry Miller
1970
The Elements of Color
Johannes Itten
1970
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Walter Benjamin
1969
The Medium is the Massage
Marshall McLuhan
1967
The Death of the Author
Roland Barthes
1967
Typography is a Grid
Anthony Froshaugh
1967
On Style
Susan Sontag
1966
Design as Art
Bruno Munari
1966
Understanding Media
Marshall McLuhan
1964
The Interaction of Color
Josef Albers
1963
The Image
Daniel Boorstin
1962
The Magic of Advertising
Raymond Williams
1961
Continuity and Change
Max Bill
1953
Function in Modern Design
Gyorgy Kepes
1949
The Crystal Goblet
Beatrice Ward
1932
The Principles of the New Typography
Jan Tschichold
1928
Dada Manifesto
Hugo Ball
1916
The Futurist Manifesto
Filippo Tommaso
1909
Ornament and Crime
Adolf Loos
1908