Issue 72


the editor , John L. Walters

Bad timing
Critique, Rick Poynor

In a new Obama-led world order, Omega’s lust for luxury seems as misplaced as a licence to kill.…

Agenda, Steven Heller

Over-abundant embellishment is spiralling out of control. Time to get out the shears, cries Steven Heller.…

Education, Tania Prill

A window on the world of learning, from school to uni; from postgraduate study to CPD.

Education, Elizabeth Resnick
In March, Robert Linsky and I went to China with fourteen MassArt [Massachusetts…
Eye Education, Verena Gerlach
From 15 to 17 April 2009 I had the opportunity to spend a few days in the north…


Reputations: Marian Bantjes
John L. Walters

‘I’ve come close to working with a couple of agencies for very big brands, but either the money isn’t…

Sampling the Modern

Bill Mackay's lucid work for GF Smith established a design tradition now continued by SEA

Body type
Keith Miller

This exquisitely designed tattoo magazine is a heady mix of fetishism, art, philosophy and popular…

Schism and reunification
Adrian Shaughnessy

Where there was once discord, there is now harmony, as design zealously embraces the made image. Adrian…

Artwork and play
Robert Hanks

Brian Knight’s lovingly detailed paintings of ships, planes and cars trace an elegiac path for postwar…

Storytelling giant
Steven Heller

Everything Christoph Niemann makes, from visual blogs to picture books, reveals his witty, literate…

Fired up and hired

MTV has championed animators from every corner of the globe, while the technology of creation and delivery…

Drawn into conversation
Steve Hare

More big brands are making more use of illustration: pastiche, cartoons, caricature - even original…

The orderly chaos of James Joyce
John L. Walters

The blank canvas of a monthly flyer gave this graphic designer the opportunity to become a full time…