Jarrett Fuller

I've written for a variety of publications about design, culture, and criticism, including Design Observer, Eye on Design, and for the last fifteen years, my own blog.

Since July 2020, I've been a contributing editor for AIGA Eye on Design.

1, 10, 100 Years of Form, Typography, and Interaction at Parsons (Oro Editions, 2021)

I'm currently editing a forthcoming book about the history of the Communication Design program at Parsons School of Design called 1, 10, 100 Years: Form, Typography, and Interaction at Parsons, to be published December 2021 by Oro Editions

Culture is Not Always Popular (MIT Press, 2018)

I was the managing editor and designer for Culture is Not Always Popular, an anthology of writing from the first fifteen years of Design Observer.

Buy the book here.

Criticism

December 2020
As Social Media Reshapes Branding, Retail Stores Become More Like Sponsored Content
Eye on Design
January 2020
Netflix keeps design ‘Abstract’
jarrettfuller.blog
September 2019
A *New* Program for Graphic Design
jarrettfuller.blog
September 2019
Words and Works (On Henry Cobb)
Design Observer
July 2019
Tourist/Purist (On Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech)
jarrettfuller.blog
June 2019
Human Archipelago by Fazal Sheik and Teju Cole
jarrettfuller.blog
June 2019
The surprising empathy of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
jarrettfuller.blog

Journalism

July 2021
How Cranbrook’s Design Program Redefined How We Make and Talk About Graphic Design
Eye on Design
May 2021
Dot Dot Dot Is the Most Influential Design Magazine You’ve Never Heard Of
Eye on Design
April 2021
Graphic Designers Have Always Loved Minimalism. But At What Cost?
Eye on Design
January 2021
Isometric Studio is Rethinking What it Means to Design for Social Good
Eye on Design
July 2020
Design Criticism Is Everywhere—Why Are We Still Looking For It?
Eye on Design
July 2020
Matt Willey and Dan Crowe Launch INQUE, an Independent Lit Mag in it for the Long-game
Eye on Design

Opinion

December 2021
The Best Design Books of 2021
Eye on Design
January 2021
On presence
Design Observer
October 2020
When Did Design Stop Being “Multidisciplinary?”
Eye on Design
September 2020
Every Act of Design is an Act of Future-making
Eye on Design
July 2019
Against Design?
Design Observer
March 2019
AppleTV+ and HBO vs. Netflix
jarrettfuller.blog
January 2019
Conan, Late Night Talk Shows, and Multi-platform comedy
jarrettfuller.blog
October 2018
Celebrity designers, context collapse, and rethinking how we teach design history
jarrettfuller.blog
April 2017
How do we get the most out of design criticism?
100Archive
July 2016
The Myth of Neutrality
jarrettfuller.com

Interviews

February 2019
A Conversation with Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand
MIT Press
March 2017
Experimental Jetset
Scratching the Surface