Issue 90


Editorial Eye 90
Type Tuesday, Typography, John L. Walters
The wider world’s interpretation of type and typography can be broad, vague…
Online rhetoric
Visual culture, Critique, Rick Poynor

Though intended to make its contents ‘democratic’, art website The Space is a perplexing jumble.…


Reputations: Fred Smeijers
Mark Thomson

‘My father was a mechanic. Respect – for tools and for the material with which you work – is one thing I…

Moscow by type
Kat Phan

For the underground railway of Russia’s capital, wayfinding experts City ID commissioned A2-Type to make…

Writing the city
Sam Roberts, Lara Cécile Krüper

Signwriter Pete Hardwicke has left his mark on a significant area of London

James Mosley: A life in objects
Paul Barnes

Through his ideas, collecting and dogged research, the former St Bride librarian has shown that printing…

Four seasons
Sarah Snaith

Micha Weidmann’s art direction for a cookbook by London chef Ollie Dabbous, with photographs by Joakim…

Beyond Latin
Gerry Leonidas , John Hudson, Neelakash Kshetrimayum, Kamal Mansour, Pascal Zoghbi, Eye critics

As digital tools liberate type design from arcane limitations, more people become free to communicate…

Counter intuition
Cyrus Highsmith

A short type design course will never turn you into a type designer. But it may make you a better…