Title:Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture
Authors:Elisabeth Roxby, Ellen Lupton
Publication:MW97: Museums and the Web 1997

This talk will discuss an exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, exploring recent trends in graphic imagery (through Feb 17, 1997). The website accompanying the exhibition includes a compendium of 18 home pages chosen from various illustrators and designers as well as a series of highly interactive areas where viewers are invited to send "Webograms", design their own corporate logos, or post a message in the "Fog" room. Web designer Elisabeth Roxby and curator Ellen Lupton discuss the potential of web design as an emerging artform and the process of "virtual collecting".