Issue 54


Editorial Eye 54
One of the themes discussed in Eye 53, our ‘Brand madness special issue’, was the…
Second fiddle
Critique, Rick Poynor

Two high-profile fine art magazines treat themselves to typographic makeovers. Critique by Rick Poynor

‘Type-only Penguins sell a million’ shock
Book design, Typography, Monitor, Steve Hare

Penguin uses design to revitalise its back catalogue with Great Ideas and a revived Reference Library

Peter Hall
Agenda Summer masterclasses devoted to developing design basics are popular, but…
Letter to the editor

Letter from Katia Plewnia, Okapi

Letter to the editor

Letter from Paul Blackburn

Letter to the editor, Rick Poynor

Letter from Rick Poynor

Letter to the editor, Jessica Jenkins

Letter from Jessica Jenkins

Letter to the editor

Letter from Johanna Lohse James


Alice Twemlow

Excavating the history of lettering gives this New York foundry a contemporary edge

Phil Baines, Catherine Dixon

Nicolete Gray’s 1960s snaps inspire a re-examination of the capital’s streetscape

Jessica Jenkins

For a time, traces of Berlin’s prewar past could be glimpsed in fragments of shop signs

Simon Esterson

The AR’s Manplan is a tactile reminder of a time when magazines lived dangerously

Ewan Lentjes, Wigger Bierma

With visual culture triumphant and content marginalised, how can typography be defined?

Matt Soar

Why is Mistral the typeface of choice for so many of Montréal’s small businesses?

Roger Sabin

Turning Python’s TV humour into cold print required some very serious graphic design

Katherine Gillieson

The appearance of Britain’s fried chicken joints are a uniquely British take on an American theme

Ivan Chermayeff

Collected by Ivan Chermayeff, Chermayeff & Geismar Inc., New York.