1 January 1980
Contents Eye 64
By John L. Walters
3. Typography special
10. Profile – Andrea Tinnes
Typeface / interface. Andrea Tinnes makes type families – functional or ornamental – that quickly acquire a life of their own. By Jan Middendorp.
18. Interview – Decodeunicode
The United Nations of type. Look beyond the confines of the Latin alphabet, urges Johannes Bergerhausen of Decodeunicode. Interview by John L. Walters
22. Profile – Rosalie Gascoigne
Set the letters free. How an Australian artist turned discarded packaging type into ‘stammering concrete poetry’. By Jason Grant
30. Profile – Theo Ballmer
Swiss radical. Whether commercial or political, the work of Theo Ballmer was underpinned with craft, precision and passion. By Richard Hollis
38. Common knowledge – Burglar alarm covers
Safe houses. The language of burglar alarm covers reveals a special kind of British grit. By Vici MacDonald
44. Review – Helvetica the film
Ready for its close-up. After 50 years as a famous face, Helvetica gets to star in its own feature film. By Rachel Abrams
46. Critique – Monocle magazine
Comfortably numb. Tyler Brûlé’s high-flying monthly promises a cool, global perspective, buts its attitudes are grounded in the 1980s. By Rick Poynor
48. Picture–Book design
GTF’s Tord Boontje monograph employs structural and decorative devices drawn directly from the product designer’s work. By John L Walters
56. Feature – BBC Hindi Service
Roadshows and rickshaws. Folk images help BBC World Service promote its 21st-century virtues to a rural Indian audience. By Steve Hare
60. Overview – Website design
An online drift. Five Eye writers take a stroll along the highways and strip malls of contemporary cyberspace. By John O’Reilly, Adrian Shaughnessy, Brendan Dawes, Erik Spiekermann and Anne Burdick
70. Profile – Le Gun
Garage band. The hand-made work of this young collective finds expression through parties, installations, a website and a big ’zine. By Luke Pendrell
Agenda (Messy medium).
Monitor (write / here).
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