Issue 96


Editorial Eye 96
Magazines, Editorial, John L. Walters
Magazine special issue, part one
Mining the ruins
Critique / Photography, Rick Poynor
When petrol replaced coal, the island of Hashima lost its purpose and slowly decayed. Rick Poynor examines a new photobook haunted by the past


Small is beautiful
Kristjan Mändmaa
Estonian design education enjoys a culture of innovation and experimentation thanks to the country’s tiny population, says Kristjan Mändmaa, Dean of Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts
Reputations: Gail Bichler
Sarah Snaith
‘Our content is hard to come by. You are designing in real time about world events. The freedom we have in service of these articles is a special opportunity.’
Anatomy of a magazine
Eye editors, Ian Birch, Mark Porter, Vici MacDonald, Tim de Lisle, John L. Walters, Simon Rogers, Jane Grylls, John Morgan
Each magazine is unique. Happily, magazines are all alike, too. Here we analyse some of the elements that most mags have in common … the things that make them essentially ‘magazine-like’
The cover
Ian Birch
Great magazine covers are built on a sense of fearlessness, says Ian Birch
The contents
Mark Porter
An unglamorous page, true, but it’s also a clever multi-tasker, says Mark Porter
The front matter
Vici MacDonald
This ‘bitty section’ requires a jigsaw of design and writing skills, says Vici MacDonald
The features
Tim de Lisle
A feature should have a spring in its step and a gleam in its eye, says Tim de Lisle
The reviews
John L. Walters
Evaluations by ‘trusted third parties’ are a mag staple, says John L. Walters
The information graphics
Simon Rogers
Good data visualisation is vital to effective news publishing, says Simon Rogers
The adverts
Jane Grylls
Adverts mark the difference between a journal and a magazine, claims Jane Grylls
The colophon
John Morgan
This is the page whose small gestures reveal who’s who, says John Morgan
Town shaped the Sixties
Anne Braybon
At a time of social and economic change, Tom Wolsey’s Town magazine, with its audacious use of type, photography and illustration, was in the vanguard of the upheaval. By Anne Braybon
Don McCullin
Anne Braybon
David Bailey
Anne Braybon
Terence Donovan
Anne Braybon
John Bulmer
Anne Braybon
Serious goals
Martin Colyer
Art director Robert Priest turned editor to make Eight by Eight, an ambitious football title based in Brooklyn
Industrial light
Andrew Robertson
Philip Sayer’s photography for Management Today in the 1980s and 90s forged a vivid connection between workers, managers and their companies
Looking at magazines looking at themselves
Martin Colyer
Five enormous, lavish books celebrate the achievements of five legendary titles: Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, New York, The Face and Octavo