Winter 2010

Contents

Eye 78 Winter 2010

Features

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Critique: A soul adrift in neon limbo

The credits of Gaspar Noé’s Enter The Void suck the viewer into an immersive maelstrom of lettering. By Rick Poynor

10

Reputations

David Gentleman talks to Eye about wood engravings, stamps and Stop the War.

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The little journal that grew big

How Dave Eggers’ archaic yet contemporary design ethos has contributed to the success of his publishing ‘empire’, McSweeney’s. By Lance Knobel

Information Design

36

Figures and facts

Great moments in information design

38

Hail that cab map

NYT Taxi frequency map. Mark Porter

40

Head trip

Pentagram’s Nobrium brochure. Simon Esterson

42

The way ahead

British road signing. Paul Stiff

43

Pin point

Google Maps. Jack Schulze

44

Undergrowth

iA’s Web Trends Map. John Ridpath

46

Bullet point

JFK assassination. Christopher Wilson

47

Strip science

Rupert the Bear. Rob Waller

48

Drawn to the land

Wainwright’s guide. Angharad Lewis

50

Tool-shop for a counter culture

The Whole Earth Catalog. Ken Garland

51

Future projections

The true size of Africa. Saki Mafundikwa

52

Branches and roots

Rock Family Trees. John L Walters

54

Life’s little detours

Chris Ware’s book wrapper. Eric Heiman

56

Do it yourself

Reader’s Digest repairs. Fraser Muggeridge

58

Culture compass

The Approval Matrix. Andrew Losowsky

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Graphic language

The periodic table. Tony Pritchard

62

Icons for the people

A new V&A display and a remarkable book trace the development of Isotype, a method of visualising data pioneered by Otto Neurath in the 1920s.

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Joost Grootens: Paper planet

Joost Grootens is reinventing the atlas for the 21st century. Eye talks to the Dutch art director about his innovative approach to book design, which presents complex content through refined typography, tactile printing and colour.

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Love of lexicons

The open framework of the dictionary allows readers to find random nuggets of information, forging connections that reflect the arbitrary nature of life. By Rick Poynor

Uncoated

100

Education

Max Gadney argues that information design should be a compulsory part of every graphic design course.

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Reviews

Supergraphics, Migropolis, National Lampoon, Atlas of Remote Islands, AGI Open, Bossa Nova covers, Peter Blake.

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