Issue 94

Opinion

Editorial Eye 94
Typography, John L. Walters
The notion that graphic design is fundamentally a creative business, a form of art…
Beyond context
Critique / Photography, Critique, Rick Poynor

Mysterious equipment, unknown officials and arcane activities combine in a photobook that is testament…

Features

Advice from a mentor you may never meet
Sarah Snaith

The ethos behind the Hall of Femmes series is to pass down stories, advice and experiences to a new…

The programmed designer
John-Patrick Hartnett

Industry-standard tools – Apple computers, Adobe software – have created astonishing new possibilities…

Living and decaying in the plastic age
Sophie Thomas

At every stage in the lifecycle of a package, design can add complications for recycling. Finding…

Catherine Dixon

In these information-saturated, cash-strapped times, David Pye’s concept of ‘workmanship’ has much to…

Golden footsteps
Ed Park

A work of deep emotional power, or a set of elaborate pranks? A new book that recreates 100 iconic…

Reputations: Nadine Chahine
Anna Lisa Reynolds

‘I wanted to discover if there was any value in simplification, in terms of legibility, and only…

From punch cutters to number crunchers
Ferdinand P. Ulrich

In the summer of 1983, a Stanford seminar became a milestone in the long transition from craft to code

Mightier than the pen: systems of type
Eye editors
There’s more to type than head and hand. In their different ways, MuirMcNeil’s…
Pleasure in the process
John L. Walters

Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir are graphic designers who construct typefaces through mathematics, systems and…

Expressive geometry
Madeleine Morley, Gerald Cinamon, John L. Walters

Kabel, Rudolf Koch’s eccentric, geometric 1920s typeface, has been revived as a 21st century type family…

Colour is the new black
Jan Middendorp

For the past decade or so, Mark van Wageningen has been investigating the possibilities of adding colour…

A house that type built
Jason Godfrey, Dan Adams, John L. Walters

Type foundry House Industries – the subject of a hefty new monograph and a retrospective exhibition near…

Obsessive meditations
Andrew Robertson, Richard Krzyzak

The photography of Robin Broadbent takes still life photography to minimalist extremes

Brand in the hand

In Melbourne, more than a century ago, a ‘printer’s fist’ inadvertently became one of the earliest…