Graphic design

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Mapping Melbourne’s ‘ghost signs’: ‘It’s become an obsession – I know it sounds unhealthy!’
Melbourne is littered with old painted logos and signs for businesses and brands that are long gone – and they’re attracting big audiences on Instagram

Sian Cain

18, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Winding up the other side’: leftwing designers CGI-bomb Tory speeches
Group posted video of Kwarteng in front of TV clips about the falling pound, then went for Truss and Braverman

Alexandra Topping

07, Oct, 2022 @1:24 PM

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David Crow obituary
Other lives: Talented graphic designer who eventually moved into teaching at universities

Malcolm Garrett

10, Aug, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Colin Forbes obituary
Graphic designer and co-founder of Pentagram, who helped transform mid-century British design

Adrian Shaughnessy

10, Jun, 2022 @5:13 PM

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‘Propulsive’, ‘evocative’, ‘brilliant’: the best Australian books out in June
Each month, Guardian Australia editors and critics pick out the upcoming titles they’ve already devoured – or can’t wait to get their hands on

Steph Harmon, Sian Cain, Beejay Silcox, Michael Sun, Sophie Black and Bec Kavanagh

31, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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April design news: cancer jewellery, food furniture, Karl Lagerfeld
April design news: cancer jewellery, food waste furniture, Karl Lagerfeld

Alice Fisher

27, Apr, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Australian PM’s department drops widely mocked ‘phallic’ women’s network logo
Emblem featuring cursive W with a purple protuberance removed ‘pending consultation with staff’

Paul Karp

14, Mar, 2022 @10:07 PM

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Klaus Staeck, the provocative artist who challenged postwar Germany’s love of the car
The German graphic designer took the techniques the auto industry uses to sell happy motoring and turned them on their head

Doug Gordon

14, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘I can see into the lives of North Koreans’ – the professor who reads washed-up rubbish
From sweet wrappers to noodle packets, Prof Kang Dong-wan collects litter that floats to South Korea from the repressive North. Can military secrets really be uncovered in their surprisingly sophisticated designs?

Matthew Wilcox

11, Feb, 2022 @9:48 AM

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Kathleen Butlin obituary
Other lives: Graphic designer busy in the 1950s and 60s with commissions for industry

James Mowat

02, Aug, 2021 @4:04 PM

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Wake review: a must-read graphic history of women-led slave revolts
Rebecca Hall and illustrator Hugo Martínez uncover hidden stories, vital truths and deep, unhealed, intergenerational pain

Rosemary Bray McNatt

31, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ken Garland obituary
Graphic designer known for his work with Galt Toys and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Adrian Shaughnessy

01, Jun, 2021 @5:46 PM

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