Critique Magazine, Summer 1996 “Curiosity” Issue
Critique Magazine, Summer 1996 “Curiosity” Issue
Critique Magazine, Summer 1996 “Curiosity” Issue

Critique Magazine, Summer 1996 “Curiosity” Issue

Neumeier Design Team, Palo Alto, California, 1996


Critique is a premium-quality quarterly that explores the thinking behind graphic design. Articles range from panel reviews of current designs to analyses of historical designs, from essays on the principles of communication to insider tips on designing high-performance websites. Contributors include leading graphic designers and experts in related fields such as marketing, writing, and psychology. As a design project, Critique succeeds by virtue of its transparency, never letting the magazine upstage its material.

The premier issue examines the role of curiosity in design. The most interesting designers are those who aren’t satisfied with conventional wisdom but are driven by an insatiable appetite for “finding out”—about people, ideas, and themselves. Curiosity is the starting place for thoughtful design, and the starting place for Critique.

Collections: Communication Graphics: 18 (1997)
Repository: Denver Art Museum
Discipline: Editorial design
Format: Magazine


Design firm
Neumeier Design Team
Creative director
Christopher Chu
Graphic designers
Kellie Barnbach, Vinh Chung, Aimee Dale, Heather McDonald
Jeanne Carley
Vectora, Times Roman
Graphic Center
Mead Signature Dull Cover, Strathmore Writing Text, Mohawk Innovation II Text
Neumeier Design Team