Welcome to Eye’s Berlin special. We have always been fascinated by the once divided city, and…
Challenged to design a poster celebrating London, British designers show mostly how little they care for the form. Critique by Rick Poynor
Berlin Special, Steven Heller
After years of wrangling, the posters that the Nazis stole from Hans Sachs are to be returned to his heirs. But would they be better off in a Berlin museum?
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Berlin Special, Florian Schmidt
Is the design profession at risk thanks to globalised hordes of Web-savvy amateurs?
How 1960s Op Art and cut-up culture informed the cover designs of Fontana Modern Masters in the 1970s.
John L. Walters
‘If we don’t take responsibility as makers we sacrifice everything sooner or later. We have the power! The people who create things, who make things work, we have the power. No politician has that.’
Buy a pension or a huge collection of theatrical type? For Celia Stothard and Alan Kitching, the choice was clear.
It’s a state of mind, a club scene, and one of the great political, cultural and historical events of the past twenty years. Of the century. And it is full of designers – with plenty to say. For this special issue, Eye visits Berlin to explore the graphic output of this sprawling, labyrinthine and endlessly fascinating city
chezweitz & roseapple are the new scenographers, who persuade museum curators to take the integrated approach.
Much of a city’s history is written in its street signs. Berlin-born Verena Gerlach has turned their shapes and stories into typefaces
John L. Walters
Content is king at Nicolas Bourquin’s Onlab, but its editorial focus incorporates visual delight and conceptual ingenuity.