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Eye monthly newsletter
29 January 2015
Eye 89 is out worldwide, with a cover that’s getting lots of love on social media. The image is a fragment of a Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum billboard designed by Otis Shepard in the 1940s. Our cover feature is about Dorothy and Otis Shepard, ‘The first couple of American billboards’, who also did work for Santa Catalina Island, the Californian resort owned by P. K. Wrigley, including menus, signs and coasters (below).
If you haven’t yet seen a copy of Eye, available at all good design bookshops and online, take a look at Eye Before you Buy on Vimeo.
The issue includes articles such as ‘Truth to photographic materials’ about the photographer Platon (below, with his mentor George Lois, see Reputations in Eye 29); ‘Pay close attention’, Rick Poynor’s profile of New York studio Project Projects; and ‘Chasing perfection’ about illustrator Tony Meeuwissen.
You can now read several more articles from past issues online: the full text of Robert Hanks’s ‘To have and to hold’ in Eye 88; ‘Machine and man’ in Eye 86; ‘23 Envelope: ambience and inner space’ in Eye 37; and ‘Kex’ about Eduardo Paolozzi’s collage ‘novel’ in Eye 21 (see the online petition to preserve Paolozzi’s mosaics in Tottenham Court Road Station.)
Some back issues are low in stock – go to the Eye shop to fill in gaps in your collection before it’s too late.
John L. Walters, editor
PS The next Type Tuesday will be on 10 March 2015 at St Bride Library in London. More details to follow soon.
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