Issue 91


Editorial Eye 91
John L. Walters
Every city resonates to the rhythms of the graphic marks made on its surfaces, from…
From trade to poetry
Critique, Rick Poynor

Barcelona’s new Museu del Disseny shows how design can claim a space for itself. Critique by Rick Poynor…


London Letters
John L. Walters, Eye editors

Philip Sayer photographs lettering on the streets of London in this alphabetical compendium

Colouring in the city
John L. Walters

Camille Walala’s exuberant, colourful designs for the Splice Post building bring warmth and vitality to…

Wit, bad taste and loud type
Sarah Snaith

The photos of legendary graphic designer Robert Brownjohn show an outsider’s view of 1960s London

The case of Romek Marber
John L. Walters

The Polish-born graphic designer behind Penguin’s ‘Marber grid’ helped to define British postwar graphic…

Stamped in the memory
Andrew Robertson

The Gentle Author’s book about East London print and envelope specialists the Baddeley Brothers…

Face in the crowd
Andrew Robertson

Amid the rush of modern gadgetry, Kuchar Swara’s Sekford watches stand out because they are…

Killing joke at the expense of history
John-Patrick Hartnett

Swissted’s typographic homages turn Modernist design history into hollow commodities for a new ‘blank…