Issue 55


Irony is not enough
Critique, Rick Poynor

When design’s concerns form the content of an artist’s book, does ‘good design’ matter? Critique by Rick…

John L. Walters

The editor summarises the contents of the latest issue of Eye

Agenda, David M. Berry , Marcus McCallion

Time to examine the debates about the ownership of intellectual property

From the contents page of Eye no. 55 vol. 14


Accessibility, usability, the W3C … are graphic designers finally coming to terms with the Web?

Val Williams

Vernacular photography. Innocence regained? Or just another kind of fiction?

Kerry William Purcell

Made in 1941 for AD magazine, Herbert Matter’s ‘typographic ballet’ is a dreamlike curiosity

Jeremy Hall

An idealistic experiment to help children read with an augmented, phonetically consistent alphabet

Sean O’Toole

A startling array of incongruous motifs and icons are used by private security companies in South Africa

Can caricature ever regain its power to savage and mock the blunderers in high office?

Looking for clues
Rick Poynor

Notebook in hand, Paul Davis works like a journalist, trying to figure out what makes us tick

Deborah Burnstone

Think Don’t Think - a series of poetic graphical interventions on the zebra crossings of Paris

Henry Miles

Reiver records. Collected by Gordon Young