Graphic Design and the Wide Open Space

Eric Schrijver
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Graphic design as a discipline seems to be firmly focussed on print media, leaving designing for the screen to interaction and web designers. This is a shame. As we spend more time online, public space itself is becoming digital, and in this space the pluriformity of contemporary graphic design is sorely missed. In interface and web design, aesthetic decisions by a few major software developers have a disproportionate effect on the visual landscape.