Issue 55


Irony is not enough
Rick Poynor
When design’s concerns form the content of an artist’s book, does ‘good design’ matter? Critique by Rick Poynor
John L. Walters
The editor summarises the contents of the latest issue of Eye
Agenda, David M. Berry, Marcus Leis Allion
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