Issue 56


John L. Walters

The editor summarises the contents of the latest issue of Eye

David Heathcote

London 2012 Olympic bid campaign


From the contents page of Eye no. 56 vol. 14

Agenda, Steven Heller

While we don’t need more slick professionals, primitives are no boon either

In the house
Critique, Rick Poynor

The new Vitra catalogue shows its classic furniture collection amid messy, real-life domesticity.…


Jason Grant

Cozzolino’s array of Australian trade marks also portrays the growing pains of a young nation

Grant Carruthers

One political party. One client. Yet the GDR’s designers enjoyed a surprising degree of freedom

Eric Kindel

Nine decades on, a Japanese army doctor’s invention is still being used to test colour vision

Las Vegas tangle
Luke Pendrell

A junkyard is home to the stylish chaos and discarded carcasses of a golden age of signage

Carolina Rivas, Daoud Sarhandi

Linking Huichol imagery to Op Art gave the Mexico Olympics a memorable graphic identity

François Chastanet

The architecture of São Paulo, Brazil, is covered by a unique form of calligraphic graffiti

Steve Rigley, Kurnal Rawat

Mumbai’s dabbawallas deliver 175,000 meals daily to hungry workers using a unique system

Grant Carruthers

Nostalgia for Germany’s old East has led to renewed interest in certain pre-1989 typefaces

Eugene Dorr

Embroidered space travel patches, collected and appreciated by Eugene Dorr