Issue 89


Against the flow
Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines, Visual culture, Rick Poynor
As editorial design becomes more predictable, Swedish feminist quarterly Bang kicks against visual norms. Critique by Rick Poynor
Editorial Eye 89
Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines, New media, Photography, John L. Walters
Photography and illustration may be separate disciplines, but they are interwoven with design. The photo…


Crowd-sourced wisdom?
Tom Harrad
As Hershey and Airbnb have discovered, the internet has spawned a vast, powerful audience of opinionated design critics. If resistance is futile, how can designers adapt?
Reputations: Mucho
John L. Walters, Simon Esterson
‘We were interested in working internationally, to learn from different cultures and to know how design behaves globally. We had international clients. But you really need people in those places to stay active. So the answer is sharing.’
Truth to photographic materials
Patrick Baglee
Platon specialises in arresting portraits of the world’s movers and shakers; now, with his People’s Portfolio, he’s aiming to tell another side of the story
The first couple of American billboards
Jim Northover
Otis and Dorothy Shepard, the ‘Scott and Zelda’ of mid-century advertising graphics, were neglected when design history was written. A new book brings their colourful legacy into vivid focus
John L. Walters
In 2009, Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel arrived at an archive in Arizona to rediscover a legacy of graphic design left by Dorothy and Otis Shepard.
Pay close attention
Rick Poynor
Adam Michaels and Prem Krishnamurthy of Project Projects bring deep cultural engagement to every aspect of their practice, both in their client work and in their personal ventures
Chasing perfection
Mike Dempsey
From Penguin bestsellers to Royal Mail stamps; from elaborate playing cards to the covers of Radio Times; the illustrator and designer Tony Meeuwissen has always taken a dedicated and detailed approach to his exquisitely hand-crafted artwork. Mike Dempsey reflects on a career that has spanned more than 50 years
Dance on the spot
Sarah Snaith
Abbott Miller’s iPad contemporary dance apps for the 2wice Arts Foundation – a dynamic coming together of code, choreography, music and design – bring playful, digital interaction to loops and layers of physical performance
Critical heat on the Aegean coast
Gülizar Çepoğlu, Ayşegül İzer, Sarah Snaith
A workshop in a remote Turkish village gave international students a chance to explore what design can do when technology is scarce