Thursday, 12:00am
10 September 2009

Eye 73 contents



4 Framing the evidence of war

An ambitious hybrid takes the graphic novel and photojournalism to new levels

by Rick Poynor


6 Better than the real thing?

Facsimiles let us literally get to grips with printed design classics

by Steve Heller

10 Character studies

Michael Johnson’s work for Japanese clients has inspired his project to make a ‘phonetic typeface’ that English speakers can understand

by John L. Walters


82 Monitor: The artful charm of the public notice

Subverted by artists and designers, these proclamations return power to the people

by Rob Giampietro

84 Reviews

including: Erik Spiekermann on Isotype; Jiwon Lee; Liz Farrelly on John Warwicker; Tom Lynham; Véronique Vienne on Women of Design; Wayne Ford; Robin Richmond

94 Education: Do they know it’s communication?

Bob Wilkinson volunteered for a two-year graphic design placement in Nigeria

96 Colophon


22 One week in pictures

British magazine photo-journalism reveals uncomfortable truths about the way we are by Rick Poynor

30 Flight of the imagination

Do Ivan Chermayeff’s Pan Am posters signify the last days of Modernist ambition?

by Frederico Duarte

34 Reputations: Kathy Ryan

An interview with the legendary photo editor of The New York Times Magazine

by Liz Danzico

44 The view from here

Julio Bittencourt records the last days of Prestes Maia 911, São Paulo, Brazil

by Keith Miller

48 Art and art direction

Kuchar Swara, Jens Gehlhaar, Thomas Lenthal and Daniel Eatock discuss photography and photographers

by John L. Walters, Deborah Littlejohn, Véronique Vienne

62 Just add stock

The first Eye awards for the creative use of library images

68 Not all black and white

South Africa’s changing photobooks reveal a nation at last free to explore its self-image

by Sean O’Toole