Blueprint (magazine)

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Blueprint is an architecture and design magazine that has been published in the UK on a monthly basis since 1983.

EditorJohnny Tucker
CategoriesArchitecture & Design
FrequencyBi-Monthly (6 issues per year)
First issue 1983 (1983-month)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

It offers a mix of criticism, news and feature writing on design and architecture, directed at professionals and non-professionals alike.

Blueprint takes architecture and design as its starting point and brings these thing into sharp focus via context, comment and analysis. Architecture and design do not exist in a vacuum. - Johnny Tucker, Blueprint Editor[1]

The magazine takes a parallel approach to the different design disciplines, reflecting a belief that fashion, product, furniture and architectural design can share ideas.


Blueprint was first published in October 1983[2] by Peter Murray. It was launched and funded by major UK design world figures including Terence Conran, Marcello Minale, Brian Tattersfield, and Richard Rogers.[3]

In 1983, Murray noticed a hole in the market for an inspirational magazine that presented lavish images and a critical analysis of the industry. He enlisted Sunday Times architecture critic Deyan Sudjic as editor, who in turn recruited a team of young, astute writers including Jonathan Glancey, James Woudhuysen, Rowan Moore, Martin Pawley, and Rick Poynor. Sudjic continued to edit Blueprint until 1994.

Blueprint's subsequent contributors have included philosopher Edward Harcourt, novelist JG Ballard, cultural critic James Heartfield and art critic Matthew Collings. It has been edited by Sudjic, (who, since 2006, has been director of the London Design Museum), architect and critic Rowan Moore. Vicky Richardson, who edited the magazine from 2004 until 2010 went on to be Director of Architecture Design and Fashion at the British Council. The current editor is Johnny Tucker.


  1. ^ About Blueprint Archived March 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Grace Lees-Maffei; Kjetil Fallan (21 November 2013). Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design. A&C Black. p. 292. ISBN 978-1-4725-5842-8. Retrieved 2 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Blueprint New Era, Blueprint, October 2006Archived October 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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