Issue 101


Editorial Eye 101
Editorial, John L. Walters
The grids and graphs of Covid-19 graphics are familiar to nearly everyone, even those who…
Word play
Graphic design, Posters, Typography, John L. Walters
Sarah Boris’s letterpress collaboration with New North Press reflects the turbulence of 2020.
Los Angeles’ lost palace of treasures
Book design, Design history, Information design, Critique / Photography, Rick Poynor
Using photographic evidence, designer Mark Nelson has reconstructed one of the great twentieth-century art collections. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor


Reputations: Mario Eskenazi
Sarah Snaith
‘Here in Europe everything was more formal, more rigid, and American design was freer, fresher. I tried to be a mix of the two.’ Interview by Sarah Snaith
The pandemic that launched a thousand visualisations
Paul Kahn
Covid-19 has generated a growth in information design and an opportunity to compare different ways of visualising the impact of this deadly virus. By Paul Kahn
Conversation with John Burn-Murdoch
Interview by John L. Walters
As Covid-19 spread across the globe, it became clear that data visualisation would become ‘the language of the pandemic’.
Visual systems of life and death
Paul Kahn
In this appendix to ‘The pandemic that launched a thousand visualisations’, Paul Kahn outlines more of the dynamic visual systems that help our understanding of Covid-19
Ten projects by Jim Sutherland
Simon Esterson
A graphic designer downsizes to spend more time thinking, studying and designing without commercial studio pressures. What could possibly go right? By Simon Esterson. Portrait by Philip Sayer
Anette Lenz: Poetic rhetoric in the public realm
Jan Middendorp
Over nearly three decades, Anette Lenz has made work that transcends trends and technology. Profile by Jan Middendorp
Crowd control
John L. Walters
Designers are making illustrated books through crowdfunding instead of traditional publishing methods. By John L. Walters
Mark Holt: Games, set and dispatch
Interview by John L. Walters
The title page credit for Munich ’72: The Visual Output of Otl Aicher’s Dept XI reads ‘Researched, written, edited, designed and published by Mark Holt.’ Interview by John L. Walters
Jacqueline Casey. Science and design
Elizabeth Resnick
Jacqueline Casey was instrumental in developing what became known as the MIT Style. By Elizabeth Resnick
A niche of a niche
Andrew Robertson
CentreCentre is the imprint founded by British designer Patrick Fry
My friend David King
Richard Hollis
The book David King: Designer, Activist, Visual Historian is a comprehensive account of the work of a unique figure in graphic design history. Here Richard Hollis, witness to King’s development as designer, artist, collector and pioneering author-designer of dazzling books of social and political history, recalls his friend and fellow designer. By Richard Hollis