John-Patrick Hartnett

Recent articles by John-Patrick Hartnett

In search of dialogue

Issue 99, Autumn 2019


The Design Observer (DO) blog was launched in 2003 by William Drenttel…

A new world of worlds

Issue 99, Autumn 2019


‘What would it take to construct a non-Eurocentric design imagination?’ This…

Attitudinal angle

Issue 97, Autumn 2018


We live in an ‘extraordinarily turbulent, often perilous time when we face…

Paper trail of a digital pioneer

Issue 96, Spring 2018


The publication of Muriel Cooper will be a cause for celebration among many…

The programmed designer

Issue 94, Summer 2017


Industry-standard tools – Apple computers, Adobe software – have created astonishing new…

Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

Issue 92, Summer 2016


There are few high-profile ‘traditional’ graphic design studios whose members…

Killing joke at the expense of history

Issue 91, Spring 2016


Swissted’s typographic homages turn Modernist design history into hollow commodities for a new…