Eric Kindel

Recent articles by Eric Kindel

A tradition with breaks

Issue 86, Autumn 2013


Stencil typefaces – late arrivals on the typographic scene – are going in new directions and rediscovering their history.

The test of time

Issue 68, Summer 2008


After 90 years, Ishihara’s colour deficiency plates have proved their effectiveness as a diagnostic tool – and they are still beautiful.

Predation and consumption: adrift in ecstacity

Issue 53, Autumn 2004


Architects with ambition rarely restrict their interests to only single buildings, or buildings in a…


Issue 56, Summer 2005


Nine decades on, a Japanese army doctor’s invention is still being used to test colour vision

Ken Garland’s life in politics

Issue 24, Spring 1997


“In youth, we clothe ourselves with rainbows, and go as brave as the zodiac.” With…

Design for the underground

Issue 16, Spring 1995


Following his seminal 1969 article in the Penrose Annual, ‘The Design of the London Underground…

Cheap Jack Flash

Issue 60, Summer 2006


Fluorescent inks – costly, dramatic, even ‘vulgar’ – provided 1950s designers with a fresh challenge

Worlds of moiré

Issue 52, Summer 2004


Effect, defect, accident or design – moiré has a vital place in printing

Hoofdletters, Tweeling- en Meerlingdruk

Issue 47, Spring 2003


An eccentric typographic proposal from the 1950s

Marked by time

Issue 40, Summer 2001


Two catalogues reveal much about stencil-making in Germany and the US in the mid-twentieth century, while offering clues to the industry's future in the decades following their publication.

When 1+1=3

Issue 43, Spring 2002


Colour overprinting: constructed images by printers and designers

Unintended accidents

Issue 53, Autumn 2004


Letter from Eric Kindel

Recent blog posts about Eric Kindel

Type Tuesday: Between writing & type

15 May 2012
Design history, Graphic design, Technology, Typography, Visual culture

Stencils, stencil letters, tools and new fonts on display in Antwerp
The exhibition ‘Between Writing & Type: The Stencil Letter’, which opened in Antwerp on 1…