Issue 6


Agenda, Bridget Wilkins
Why is design history so obsessed by appearance?


Rick Poynor
‘People are using the computer in a very rigid, pseudo-religious way and we are trying to say that the technology is simply a tool of communication and should be treated as organically as any other tool.’
Liz Farrelly
Four years ago, Rick Valicenti said goodbye to his corporate clients and set out to reinvent himself. Now his company, Thirst, makes art with a function.
Simon Watney
Poster campaigns have an important role to play in AIDS health education. But what makes an effective poster? Eye analyses international approaches and looks at the work of the New York activist group Gran Fury.
Liz Farrelly
How AIDS activists use design to hammer home their message.
Julia Thrift
He was a pioneer of British graphics, but he refused to sign his own work
Rick Poynor
Barry Deck’s Template Gothic is vernacular in inspiration and futuristic in effect. Is it a bizarre one-off, or the shape of typefaces to come?
Hughes Boekraad, Gerard Hadders
New work from graduates of Amsterdam’s famous academy.