Or at least its entry on graphic design is.
Amused and horrified at turns, Giampietro says:
I was expecting to read a dry, unimaginative definition of "graphic design," and I got one. I was also expecting to see a little American modernism, and I got that, too. What I did not expect to see was an album ranked #1 on CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1982." But, inexplicably, there it was: beneath Saul Bass's iconic poster for "The Man with the Golden Arm" on the Wikipeda entry for "graphic design" was the cover of Duran Duran's synthpop classic, "Rio." At this discovery, my boredom turned first to amusement, and then to sustained, studio-distracting laughter.
Part of Giampietro's criticism rests on the use of images. Denuded of their context, what exactly are the images saying to us?
Reminiscent of the over-reliance on royalty stock images? Have a think about Everywhere Girl.