5 June 2006
Eye 60 contents page
From the contents pages of Eye no. 60 vol. 15
Editorial by John L. Walters
01 Visual contents
02 Critique Multimedia ads Swiss kitsch. Are installations the new billboards, or the
twinkling face of corporate propaganda? By Rick Poynor
04 Picture Multimedia Crystal garden. Crepuscular and cool, the Nobel Field is a ‘living instrument’, played by its visitors. By Peter Blegvad
06 Common knowledge Restaurant signs A sign that eats itself. Cartoon character animals invite hungry passers-by to eat in South Korean restaurants. By Mike Kippenhan
18 Profile Alex McDowell LA art school. From Punk to production design, a career that
includes Minority Report and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. By Malcolm Garrett
28 Essay Motion graphics Images over time. The rich pre-history of motion graphics is filled with inspiration for screen-based image-makers. By Peter Hall and Matt Soar
38 Profile Jeff Scher The alchemist. Animator Scher uses dense, unorthodox techniques to make his highly original, image-rich films. By Steven Heller
46 History Ink Cheap jack flash. Fluorescent inks – costly, dramatic, even
‘vulgar’ – provided 1950s designers with a fresh challenge. By Eric Kindel
52 Archive The Penrose Annual By printers, for printers. Until its 1980s demise, ‘Penrose’ documented a century of printing and design developments. By Steve Hare
60 Practice Scriptographer Tools to make or break. By cracking open commercial software, a new breed of designers is redefining type and image at code level.
By David Womack
73 Letters Marketing is not a dirty word; In praise of the Highfield Art Club; The pantomime of design education; Door-to-door designer mimicry
75 Encounter Lella and Massimo Vignelli talk to Eye
76 Agenda Imperialism by another name?
Design in India. By Steve Rigley
78 Reviews Chip Kidd: Book One. Work: 1986-2006. By Chip Kidd. Reviewed by David Barringer
80 136 Points of Reference By Browns. Edited by Jonathan Ellery
Frost* (sorry trees)
By Frost Design and Lakshmi Bhaskaran.
Reviewed by Dan Nadel
Design: Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious
By Brian Webb and Peyton Skipworth.
Reviewed by Kerry William Purcell
81 Instant light: Tarkovsky Polaroids
Edited by Giovanni Chiaramonte and Andrey A. Tarkovsky. Reviewed by Adrian Shaughnessy
82 Swiss Graphic Design:The Origins and Growth of an International Style, 1920-1965.
By Richard Hollis. Reviewed by Kerry William Purcell
M / M (Paris), Haunch of Venison, London
Exhibition reviewed by Alex Coles
83 Forms in Modernism: A Visual Set
By Virginia Smith. Reviewed by Steve Hare
84 Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World. Tate Modern, London. Reviewed by David Wild
Masters of American Comics. Exhibition and book reviewed by Rick Poynor
85 Moscow Photobiennale 2006
The Sixth International Photography Month.
Reviewed by Wayne Ford
86 Books received