Issue 95


Editorial Eye 95
Graphic design, John L. Walters
Last summer, during a visit to London, Triboro’s David Heasty made a strong case for…
Relentless riches
Book design, Graphic design, Photography, Critique / Photography, Front matter, Rick Poynor
A busy blockbuster traces the stunning history of Japanese photobooks. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor


Smoke signals from Brazil
Marcos Martins, Zoy Anastassakis
Staff and students are fighting for the survival of Rio de Janeiro’s historic school of design. ESDI’s Zoy Anastassakis and Marcos Martins explain why
We Made This: Technical challenge
Sarah Snaith
Sarah Snaith talks to Briar Levit, director of a new film on the history of graphic design
Reading books and scrolls and screens
Anja Neidhardt
Technology continues to change relationships between writers, publications and reading, acting as a catalyst for new publishing models
Reputations: Atlas, Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martín
Anna Lisa Reynolds
‘You have to be the orchestra conductor, taking control of all these elements and making them magically come together’
Firm grasp on a shaky line
Matt Willey
R.O. Blechman’s career has spanned illustration, graphic design and film-making. His deceptively simple style masks a fierce intellect
The draughtsman’s characters
D. B. Dowd
Blechman’s Ink Tank made animations that were subtle, literate and humane
R. O.’s New Yorkers
Françoise Mouly, Genevieve Bormes
Blechman celebrated the city’s high days and holidays with wit and concision
The anti-Rockwell
Steven Heller
Blechman pioneered a less-is-more aesthetic. His scratchy shorthand expresses ideas with a punchy surprise
Exposing the menace
Rick Poynor
David King’s posters integrated type and image with power and uncompromising political commitment. By Rick Poynor
Masks and mayhem
Felipe Taborda
João Farkas uncovers a little known side of Brazilian tradition in his vivid photographs of carnival costumes in the city of Maragojipe
Systematic play
Kevin J. Hunt
Using intuition, research and process, the work of Armin Lindauer and Betina Müller revitalises connections between art, design and science
Of two minds
Aileen Kwun
Staying small, nimble and versatile has enabled Brooklyn-based design partnership Triboro to keep ahead of the pack
Hidden treasure
John L. Walters
Two hours from Paris, the historic printing house Imagerie d’Épinal is reborn as the heart of a contemporary French brand