Thursday, 6:49pm
3 November 2011

From flat plan to flat pack

Eye 81, the ‘designers and clients’ special issue, on your doorstep.

The new Eye has been commissioned, written, edited, laid out, flat-planned, repro’d, printed, and bound.


EYE81 on press

EYE81 on press

EYE81 on press

Copies have been packed carefully in their protective cardboard boxes and are now on their way to subscribers and other purchasers worldwide.

A few recipients have already kindly posted their appreciation of the issue’s fluoresent ink (below) and its uncoated cover (a first) via Twitter.

EYE81 on press

We hope you enjoy the contents, too. Here are some of the pictures we’ve received of Eye 81’s arrival.

‘Stop everything, David the postie has just delivered these!’

Above: Photo by Phill D. James.

Barely out of the box

Above: photo by Thomas Dabner. Below: photo by Kristine Omandap

‘sight for a tired intern’s eyes!’

Below: Photograph by Jay Jung Hyun Yeo.

Eye 81 lands safely

You can read the text of Rick Poynor’s latest Critique from Eye 81, about Umberto Eco’s book The Infinity of Lists (detail below) on the Eye website, which we are in the process of rethinking and redesigning.


For more about this issue’s articles, see, and for a quick, ‘page-flipping’, predominantly visual sample of the magazine, see ‘Eye Before You Buy’ on Issuu.

Copies of Eye 81 should reach specialist bookstores in the UK this weekend, but it will take a little longer for them to reach the rest of the world. If you have any concerns about delivery, or you want to buy copies, please email us at [email protected].