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Image: April Greiman with Jayme Odgers, poster for Cal Arts, 19782011 is almost here, and in September the exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970 to 1990 will finally open to the public. It's been a real pleasure to work on the project throughout, but never more so than in the past few months. This past autumn the V&A team - myself and co-curator Jane Pavitt, assistant...
One quick definition of graphic design: putting images and text together. Of course, not every graphic includes words, but most do - and it's one of the most challenging, and therefore creative aspects of the discipline. The basic problem is that images and letters obey completely different rules - of legibility, rendering, even the way they sit on the page (lettering always seems flat,...