Issue 5


Agenda, Robin Kinross
Will the political and monetary union of Europe lead to an increasingly homogeneous graphic design? Or will designers fight for solutions that are local to a country’s culture yet international is resonance?


Reputations: Barbara Kruger
Karrie Jacobs
‘I’m someone who works with pictures and words, and people can take that to mean anything they like.’ Eye talks to the American magazine designer turned media artist who uses the tools of advertising and graphic design to confront and question her audience
Michèle-Anne Dauppe
Unlimited horizons? East Berlin design group Grappa come to terms with the new Germany
Astro boy and the sex wars
Liz Farrelly
Curious comics: why the Japanese love their manga
Commercial Surrealist
Steven Heller
Are the pictures of Dallas photographer Geof Kern postmodern retro or authentic art?
Marco Livingstone
Russell Mills was the original punk illustrator. Now he makes images of delicate abstraction.
Eye editors
Two Dutch books take the form of elegant visual essays on liquid themes.
The meaning of money
Michael Horsham
Bank notes change hands without so much as a second glace – a daily act of faith that says much about our belief in their value. Yet these intricate artefacts are complex carriers of meaning. What makes a banknote look like a banknote and how does the global graphic language of money communicate its message?