Issue 66


John L. Walters
The revelation may not be earth-shattering, but it can be humbling: the solution is not always…
Letter to the editor,
Letter from Mikkel Lehne
Letters to the editor,
Letters from Kumkum Nadig and Prof. Anil Sinha
Agenda, Steven Heller
Not all designers are liberals. But you’d never know it from design conferences. Or the pages of Eye…
Picture a story
Rick Poynor
Katy Homans’ daring and ambitious cover designs for New York Review Books confound expectations. Critique by Rick Poynor


Robin Richmond
Does the new wave of social media site design denote a shift in communication? Or is it just the ‘new black’?
Khoi Vinh
Designers of new wireless software should take their cue from the medium’s nature to forge its aesthetic
Steve Hare
A short history of the future can only start with a look at yesterday’s latest thing
Malcolm Garrett
Anticipating new interfaces in the age of the iPhone: an open-ended conversation with design guru Bill Moggridge.
Simon Esterson
Where digital tools changed design, global communications and green issues are redefining the world of print
John L. Walters
A facial composite kit from the 1970s is the basis for an intriguing personal project
Sean O'Toole
The ancient trucks that ply the roads of Mali and Senegal offer a moving show of landscapes far removed from reality
David Peters
Whatever the genre – or budget – each element of Kyle Cooper’s film titles is a painstakingly executed piece of design
Noel Douglas
When the demands of Neoliberalism play havoc with our lives, it is time to fight back, and designers wield the sharpest tools
Off the rails
Anne Braybon
Brian Griffin, who made management look dark and funny in the 1970s and 80s, turns his lens on rail workers and their bosses
Megacity snapshots
Sarah Temple
India’s boom economy is shaking up the local communication industry like there’s no tomorrow
Mouli G. Marur
Indian advertising has a not-so-hidden message: change your skin colour to get the perfect job or mate
Anne Odling-Smee
‘The Nazis had the most effective corporate identity ever – this should warn us. That evil, horrible regime had this superlative corporate identity in which they didn’t tolerate any diversity.’