The Debate

A fascinating debate between Wim Crouwel and Jan Van Toorn—two graphic design legends defending their view on design. Crouwel takes the rational approach and Van Toorn takes the personal approach. Crouwel believes that the designers should not stand between the message and its audience. In contrast, Van Toorn believes that the designers should engage their audience. In The Debate: The Legendary Contest of Two Giants of Graphic Design, each designer makes compelling arguments in his design approach and they proved in their work that design is diverse. The designers need to find a method that works for them and continue to develop and refine their design.