Issue 93


Editorial Eye 93
John L. Walters
Illustration and the power of the drawn image are at the heart of this issue…
Traces of a drifter
Photography, Critique / Photography, Rick Poynor
Camera in hand, Harry Pearce dives into the urban underbelly in search of the unfathomable. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor


Crayon game
Steven Heller
The unexpected craze for adult colouring books has created a bonanza for publishers. Can they keep it going?
Biggest badass in the room
Laurie Haycock Makela
Post bereavement, post stroke, post rehab, post 60 … Laurie Haycock Makela braves her first job interview and gets back to the classroom
Modernist cottage industry
Rick Poynor
For more than a decade, Ruth Artmonsky has been publishing modest, readable books about design and illustration from her London flat
Reputations: Fuel
Rick Poynor
‘We love collecting vernacular … it’s functional, not following a preconceived idea of what is correct. This can give it an unexpected quality … in “real” design all those elements are lost. Everything is too considered.’ By Rick Poynor
A breath of fresh air
Chiara Medioli
In postwar Milan, Swiss designer Lora Lamm brought flair and humour to her work for clients in industry and retail, capturing the optimistic spirit of the times
Olivier Kugler: bearing witness
John L. Walters
This contemporary illustrator uses his ears and eyes – plus a camera, digital voice recorder, sketchbook, pencil, scanner and laptop – to document stories of exile, displacement and the complex reality of refugees’ lives
The long look
Holly Catford
Creating playful, thoughtful images for The Guardian’s ‘long read’ section relies upon a close relationship between the paper’s art desk and a roster of illustrators who can make exemplary work at speed
Ardizzone at peace and in conflict
Alan Powers
Edward Ardizzone’s experiences as a war artist gave an extra depth and toughness to his work
Permanent opposition
Martin Colyer
Perched in a London office overlooking the Thames, Peter Brookes has just hours to turn headline news into hard-hitting cartoons for The Times, skewering vain, inane and insane politicians with meticulous craft
The men who fell to earth
Mike Dempsey
In three turbulent years, from 1968-71, the illustration and design supergroup Bentley / Farrell / Burnett helped to define the look of the time