Issue 59


John L. Walters
Relational aesthetics, advertising, type design, photography, identity and Richard Hollis; the editor attempts to summarise the latest issue
Design history, Illustration, Typography, Jason Smith
Type designer Jason Smith takes an appreciative look at the shapely curves of Eric Gill’s erotic woodcuts
Letter to the editor, Sean Capone
Letter from Sean Capone
Conference health warning
Letter to the editor, David Womack
Letter from David Womack
Letters to the editor, Beatrice Trueblood, Eduardo Terrazas, Daoud Sarhandi
Letter from Eduardo Terrazas and Beatrice Trueblood / reply by Daoud Sarhandi
Digital history book
Rick Poynor
A website about Alvin Lustig pioneers the presentation of design history for the click-and-search generation. Critique by Rick Poynor
Nick Bell
Notes on identity design (see Picture about the Walker Art Center) by Nick Bell


Nick Bell
The Walker Art Center has a new identity – multi-voiced, reflexive – that does exactly what it says
Limited Language
Nicolas Bourriaud’s concept of ‘relational aesthetics’ may give designers a new set of tools
Reputations: Richard Hollis
Christopher Wilson
‘The ideal situation is where you sit with the client and design with them. If anything is emphasised, it’s what they want to emphasise. I prefer collaborative effort to doing what I want. It’s diametrically opposite to being an artist.’
Saki Mafundikwa
Not even eviction and exposure to the elements can stop the Highfield Art Club from printing
Jan Middendorp
Type designer Cyrus Highsmith learnt the craft through both study and apprenticeship. By Jan Middendorp
Dinah Casson
This radical, well designed plan sought to turn grimy war-torn London into a Modernist Utopia
Sue Steward
These obsessive photos detail a sensual world of books and love letters
Karl Baden
Iconic book cover images create a surreal, alternative history of twentieth century photography
Lynne Ciochetto
Global visual culture is dominated by the values of the industrialised West
Jamie Hobson
Painted blobs and stripes mark the way for walkers through the Pyrenees