Summer 2005

Eye 56 contents page

From the contents page of Eye no. 56 vol. 14

Editorial by John L. Walters

01 Visual contents

02 Picture Neon Boneyard Las Vegas tangle. A junkyard is home to the stylish chaos of a golden age of signage. Words and pictures by Luke Pendrell

04 Critique Select, Arrange In the house. The new Vitra catalogue shows its classic furniture collection amid messy, real-life domesticity. By Rick Poynor

18 Graphic curiosity Eye test Ishihara. Nine decades on, a Japanese army doctor’s invention is still being used to test colour vision. By Eric Kindel

24 Graphic design Olympic identity This is 1968. . . this is Mexico. Linking Huichol Indian imagery to Op Art gave the Mexico Olympics a memorable graphic identity. By Daoud Sarhandi and Carolina Rivas

38 Archive Australia Symbols of assimilation. Mimmo Cozzolino’s array of Australian trade marks portrays the growing pains of a nation. By Jason Grant

40 Report Brazilian tags Pichação. The brutal architecture of São Paulo, Brazil, is covered by a unique form of calligraphic tags. By François Chastanet

48 History East Germany A designer’s paradise? One political party. One client. Yet the GDR’s designers enjoyed a surprising degree of freedom. By Grant Carruthers

56 Typography More GDR Typostalgie. Nostalgia for Germany’s old East has led to renewed interest in certain pre-1989 typefaces. By Grant Carruthers

58 Project Information design Working lunch. In India, Mumbai’s dabbawallas deliver 175,000 meals daily to hungry workers using a unique system, which is now inspiring a signage proposal. By Steve Rigley and Kurnal Rawat

72 Common knowledge NASA patches Cloth mementos of pioneering space missions. By Eugene Dorr

73 Uncoated Collection. Agenda: Me feral designer, by the self-taught Steven Heller.

73 Aggravation London’s Olympic bid campaign. Commentary by David Heathcote

74 Agenda Me feral designer. By Steven Heller

77 Eye Reviews 56 Massive Change: The Future of Global Design. By Bruce Mau and the Institute without Boundaries. Reviewed by Kerry William Purcell

77 The Face of Human Rights. By Walter Kälin, Lars Müller and Judith Wyttenbach. Reviewed by David Crowley

78 No Idea. By Peter & Paul. Reviewed by David Thompson

79 Fabrica 10: From Chaos to Order and Back. Reviewed by Val Williams

79 You Are Here – The Design Of Information. Design Museum, London. Reviewed by Robin Richmond

80 George Hanson Critical Forum. Edited by Jonathan Rabagliati and designed by David Sudlow. Reviewed by Julia Moszkowicz

81 Visual Research: An Introduction to Research Methodologies in Graphic Design. By Ian Noble and Russell Bestley. Reviewed by Anna Gerber

81 26 Letters: Illuminating the Alphabet. Exhibition: British Library. Book edited by Freda Sack, John Simmons and Tim Rich. Reviewed by Chris Brawn

82 The Situationist International: A User’s Guide. By Simon Ford. Reviewed by Rick Poynor

83 Disprutive Pattern Material: An Encyclopedia of Camouflage. By Hardy Blechman. Reviewed by Steven Heller

84 King: A Comics Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. By Ho Che Anderson. Reviewed by Roger Sabin

84 Art since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism By Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh. Reviewed by Deborah Burnstone

85 Sandberg. By Ad Peterson. Reviewed by Chris Brawn

85 Type now: a manifesto, plus work so far. By Fred Smeijers. Reviewed by Kerry William Purcell

86 The first International Manga and Anime Festival (IMAF), County Hall, London, December 2004. Discussed by Joel Karamath

87 Books received

88 Colophon