Jarrett Fuller

Design

09/17/2021

Expansive Bodies: Design, Expanded Practice, and Administration at Het Nieuwe Instituut

Two recent episodes of Scratching the Surface look inside this polymorphic cultural center.

07/27/2021

Reconsidering Cranbrook's legacy and writing opening paragraphs

My latest story for Eye on Design is about the influence of Cranbrook's graphic design program.

05/20/2021

New Essay: Dot Dot Dot Is The Most Influential Design Magazine You’ve Never Heard Of

My latest story for Eye on Design is about the influence of one of my favorite design publications.

05/12/2021

A proposal for a new type of design education

A few thoughts on rethinking the relationship between design education and industry.

09/22/2020

Kurt Andersen looks at how America was designed

Fantasyland and Evil Geniuses are books about American history but they are also books about design.

08/19/2020

New Essay: On design criticism and the expanding nature of design

For Eye on Design, I wrote about the state of design criticism and how the field has gotten grown and gotten more complex.

08/10/2020

The End of the Designer-Genius

The myth of the sole creative genius has allowed bad behavior to persist for too long.

06/09/2020

Creating new design histories

Where history is often used to define and defend, let’s use design history to open up, to blur, to democratize.

01/13/2020

Netflix keeps design ‘Abstract’

The design docuseries wants to show you cool images but doesn't have much to say.

11/13/2019

A *New* Program for Graphic Design

David Reinfurt's A *New* Program for Graphic Design both simplifies and expands what graphic design can be.

07/19/2019

Tourist/Purist

The mid-career retrospective on the multi-disciplinary creative director reveals the portrait of a new type of designer

05/15/2019

A Design Writing Reading List

A selection of readings from the design writing class I recently taught at Pratt.

04/08/2019

Re-examining the Bauhaus

The famous German school's centennial lets us re-examine the history we thought we knew.

12/10/2018

Culture Is Not Always Popular: 15 years of (reading) Design Observer

On reading Design Observer for fifteen years and working on a new book

10/20/2018

Celebrity designers, context collapse, and rethinking how we teach design history

08/24/2018

Design as an Attitude

The design critic Alice Rawthorne's new book attempts to create a roadmap for the future of design.

04/26/2018

Introducing twenty-six design!

I'm launching a design studio!

03/13/2018

Long Live the Web!

Why I still just love HTML and CSS