Issue 74


John L. Walters , the editor

All mouth and trousers?
Critique, Rick Poynor

Challenged to design a poster celebrating London, British designers show mostly how little they care for…

Berlin Special, Steven Heller

After years of wrangling, the posters that the Nazis stole from Hans Sachs are to be returned to his…

the editor

Eye 74 contents page

Berlin Special, Florian Schmidt

Is the design profession at risk thanks to globalised hordes of Web-savvy amateurs?


The shape of the  century
James Pardey

How 1960s Op Art and cut-up culture informed the cover designs of Fontana Modern Masters in the 1970s.

Reputations: Karsten Schmidt
John L. Walters

‘If we don’t take responsibility as makers we sacrifice everything sooner or later. We have the power!…

The show must  go on
Celia Stothard

Buy a pension or a huge collection of theatrical type? For Celia Stothard and Alan Kitching, the choice…

Jan Middendorp

It’s a state of mind, a club scene, and one of the great political, cultural and historical events of…

Six degrees of Erik Spiekermann
Visit Berlin, and it won’t be long before you encounter Erik Spiekermann. His graphic…
Depth of field
Jessica Jenkins

chezweitz & roseapple are the new scenographers, who persuade museum curators to take the integrated…

Before and after East met West

Much of a city’s history is written in its street signs. Berlin-born Verena Gerlach has turned their…

On message
John L. Walters

Content is king at Nicolas Bourquin’s Onlab, but its editorial focus incorporates visual delight and…