My publisher came up to me while we were planning the second issue of Critique, and asked me to do a feature on all the great ideas in graphic design: find their first appearance, and add examples of each idea in current work. I asked, “What ideas?” He said, “I don’t know. Find them.” I had three months, no design education, and eight other articles and departments to edit or produce. But I found them. One terrific designer I knew told me I’d found things even he’d never seen.