Robin Kinross

Recent articles by Robin Kinross

Eurothis and eurothat

Issue 5, Winter 1991

Opinion

Will the political and monetary union of Europe lead to an increasingly homogeneous graphic…

Last night I dreamt a page set in Bitstream Futura

Issue 58, Winter 2005

Review

Book Typography is a brief, dense tour around the processes of typesetting texts…

Lettermen

Issue 54, Winter 2004

Review

Letters, especially typographic letters, escape from the men and women who have…

Recording spontaneous moments

Issue 47, Spring 2003

Review

Jazz lives most happily in venues in which drink is served, and in which talking…

Themes and variations

Issue 3, Spring 1991

Review

The magazine Spirale was published from Bern in nine numbers, including one double…

Typography’s new priests

Issue 1, Autumn 1990

Review

“Type90” brought several hundred typographically preoccupied people to Oxford…

Relics of the Modern

Issue 11, Winter 1993

Feature

Doing up typefaces is not like doing up buildings – more like re-creating the parts from which…

South Bank show

Issue 65, Autumn 2007

Feature

The Royal Festival hall has regained the thoroughly English lettering of its origins in the Festival…

Cool, clear, collected

Issue 1, Autumn 1990

Feature

Blue Note designer Reid Miles and photographer Francis Wolff were a classic combo. Their covers have…

Temple of type

Issue 2, Winter 1991

Feature

St Bride Library is one of the world’s best sources of information about type design and…

Technology, aesthetics and type

Issue 3, Spring 1991

Feature

With a substantial body of work already completed, Gerard Unger’s designs are entering a new…

Letters in the city

Issue 10, Autumn 1993

Feature

Eye reassesses the legacy of Edward Wright: designer, teacher, artist and “culture-carrier”

Let the object speak

Issue 11, Winter 1993

Feature

The work of Dutch designer Karel Martens is rooted in materials rather than the ravishing image

Otto Neurath

Issue 19, Winter 1995

Feature

Otto Neurath's 1936 book was the fullest exposition of his vision as an international visual…

Unclassifiable label

Issue 33, Autumn 1999

Feature

This swiss company has pioneered inventive solutions to the practical and aesthetic challenges of…

The digital wave

Issue 7, Summer 1992

Feature


Digital technology has revolutionised the design and handling of type. Robin Kinross maps the…

The price of peace

Issue 24, Spring 1997

Opinion

The bland new Euro provides an object lesson in how design represents historical reality.

Critical spirit of a telephone book

Issue 16, Spring 1995

Opinion

The all-lowercase Dutch phone book has yielded to the ‘Modern Traditionalism’  of Martin Majoor

Recent blog posts by Robin Kinross

Type Tuesday

27 March 2012

Eye maps the landscape of digital typography … in 1992
This week we take a look at Eye no. 7 vol. 2, a typography special issue.