Issue 18


Agenda, Janice Hart
Communication on the Web
Monitor, Loretta Staples
We are living in a time of profound ambiguity. Physical and institutional boundaries are in flux. The blur is the emblem of design in the 1990s.


Abbott Miller
‘Putting too much interpretation into design is not good … For me, the reasons behind it are more primitive than philosophical or sociological’
A Humument
Eye editors
Tom Phillips’s treated novel is a key text in the short history of deconstruction and experimental print.
Michael Horsham
For Britain’s public institutions, corporate image-building plays a central role in the marketing mix
William Owen
In Erik Spiekermann’s hands, typographic design is a tool for rendering the world more accessible
David Redhead
Eight-page illustrated feature on paperback book cover design, including interviews with the Senate, Rex Ray, Angus Hyland
The tenth pioneer
Martha Scotford
Cipe Pineles was a design innovator. Why, when the history came to be written, was she left out?
Andrew Blauvelt
Designers and critics alike reject style as shallow and meaningless. But they overlook the complex ways in which its codes are used by different social groups.
Ellen Lupton
Johanna Drucker pursues a double life as a historian of letterforms and a maker of artist’s books.