Gerrit Rietveld Academie Issue, Planned, edited & designed by graphic design department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam.

This issue has been put together by the students in this year’s graduating class, and each contribution is a response to the question, “What is education in our department?” It’s a pretty open question, and the multitude of responses to it are—generally—very much situated in our department’s present, telling us that learning graphic design at the Rietveld is something that doesn’t only happen in the classroom, hmmm, in fact mostly outside of it? If I think about it we could have played it safer and come up with a concept for the whole thing (like an idea or a system to execute). We could have relied on reproducing the things we already know are good. But in this case the magazine format suggested something else, and the students decided to bravely take this opportunity into their own hands. Each contribution takes this question—this idea—of their education and uses various formats of content gathering, collaboration, image production, planning, writing, transcription, editing, discussion, revision, layout, typesetting, correction and production towards its outcome. 

David Bennewith, Head of the Graphic Design department (edited)

GRAPHIC is a graphic magazine published in Seoul, Korea. GRAPHIC, which was first published in January 2007, focuses its attention on the other trends of graphic design which is different from the mainstream of it and on the phenomena thereof. It has a characteristic of in-depth approach for one theme with the editorial policy of one issue-one theme.

GRAPHIC is an independent magazine which does not depend upon sponsors or any governmental organizations for financial help but rather aims at more creative and independent journalism by emancipating its own editorship from them.

GRAPHIC has been written and edited in Korean language from the first issue to 8th but from 9th issue, it is being issued in both Korean and English. GRAPHIC is currently being circulated in Korea and Europe, and it's expected to extend its area of circulation toward America, Asia and so on.