Design Criticism

Prem Krishnamurthy’s K-Komma Experiment

Prem Krishnamurthy is based in Berlin and New York City. He was a founding principal of design studio Project Projects, winner of the Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Award, and is currently partner and director of Wkshps, a multidisciplinary design workshop in New York City.

Deleted By Fascists, Now Undeleted by Design

Vuk Ćosić is a Slovenian contemporary artist associated with the net. art movement commemorates the Jews murdered during the Holocaust in Ljubljana. The project is called “Undeleted” uses photos of residents of the Slovenian capital that have been reconstituted as concrete poetics with Hebrew letter forms. He created their faces by combining faces with...

When Progress Propagates Like Yeast

In 1948, designer, typographer and illustrator Thomas Maitland Cleland gave a talk on the nature of "'Progress' in the Graphic Arts." Here, Heller reproduces the printed version as an example of design criticism before the age of design criticism.