Issue 79


Editorial, John L. Walters
One of the fascinating things about type is its dynamic nature. Take any era and there…
Kiki in graphic detail
Rick Poynor
Catel’s quick-fire sketches illustrate the life of the young model who became a Surrealist icon and Man Ray’s muse. Critique by Rick Poynor
Monitor, Jack Yan
Jack Yan examines the future of webfonts and the digital marketplace


Modern method
Kerry William Purcell
As the Design Museum launches a retrospective of Wim Crouwel’s work, Kerry William Purcell interviews the Total Design (TD) co-founder.
In the thick of it
John L. Walters
Morag Myerscough puts an eclectic graphic sensibility into public spaces, with colour, pattern and big type
Reputations: Kris Sowersby
Mark Thomson
‘New Zealand is a young country and hasn’t had the time, or resources to develop a typeface culture. I am free to draw upon multiple influences. I haven’t been taught or exposed to any one particular typographic heritage, so my hand isn’t biased.’
Allan Fleming: The man who branded a nation
Martha Fleming
At a pivotal moment in Canada’s history, Allan Fleming’s typographic designs for stamps, books, advertisements, logos and big civic projects shaped the look of the country, leaving a vital legacy
Beyond Blackletter
Steven Heller
The lettering on the covers of Germany’s most popular film magazine expressed plot and tone with exuberant, readable forms.
Food, type, art director and client
Dominic Hofstede
Les Mason art-directed The Epicurean, Australia’s first food and wine magazine, as an expressive gallery for adventurous graphic design.
Raise the bar
Adrian Shaughnessy
Uncompromising posters for the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers in Paris
Mr Mistral
Sébastien Morlighem
New discoveries about Roger Excoffon’s virtuoso typefaces for Fonderie Olive prompt a fresh look at the legacy of this dynamic designer and the foundry itself.
Men behaving stylishly
John L. Walters
Who would dare to launch a glossy men’s magazine during an economic crisis? The team behind Port discuss their new quarterly
Port: Prêt à porter
John L. Walters
Jeremy Leslie, Port’s iPad app designer, explains his methods
Buying time
Steve Rigley
With shorter, more commercially driven degrees under serious consideration, Steve Rigley argues that design students need more space to speculate and make mistakes.