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The Face, nº 45, January 1984

“New developments in British graphic design has caused controversy since the early 1980s. Older designers, educated in the 1950s and 1960s, often viewed new wave work with bafflement, claiming that it lacked substance and was purely a matter of style (...) The magazines that had nurtured this approach were commonly known as style magazines and publications such as The Face were in thrall to the idea of style as a medium of individualistic expression.”

 

JRick Poynor, ed. Communicate: independent British graphic design since the sixties. London: Barbican Art Gallery: Laurence King, 2004 (p. 39)