Typography

14 October 2008

On the slab

On the slab

the type department

A hard-working 1970s typeface comes back from the cold
From the type department.  Another strong feature of the New York Magazine anniversary issue (see the recent Eye blog) is the powerful use of the Egyptian Bold Condensed display font. It’s a direct reference to the original Milton Glaser / Walter Bernard design   of the magazine (see the 1973 cover, above, and feature spread, below).

24 September 2008

Revelations in style

Revelations in style

rick poynor

New Critique by Rick Poynor – now published in Eye 69
In the early days of Eye, we ran an article about the New Horizons series of illustrated introductions to the arts, culture and science published by Thames & Hudson.

12 September 2008

Beaker street

Beaker street

Who are the Shoreditch plastic cup letterers, and what do they want?
Last night it said ‘KAJAL’. The other night it said ‘DRUNK MAN’, and before that it was ‘SPUNK MAN’ (below).
 
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