Issue 9

Opinion

Design history, Graphic Design, Agenda, Anne Burdick

We canonise the giants of design history as champions of total authorship, while overlooking the obvious…

Book design, Graphic Design, New Media, Rick Poynor

Much new design is over-complex and confusing. An alternative current, sharing many of the same…

Features

Eye editors

For the first in a new series, Eye revisits Richard Hollis’s innovatory design for a book on the French…

Margo Rouard-Snowman

‘Posters are dying out. They need strong themes, which at present they lack. As a form of communication…

Jeremy Myerson

Derek Birdsall harbours a secret. It has given him 30 years at the top. If it works, he says, use it…

Véronique Vienne

The best-loved children’s stories are for adults too. Five American illustrators push at the boundaries…

Rana Salam

In Syria and Beirut, craftsmen make inexpensive devotional images for the workplace and home

Steven Heller

Designers used to stand for beauty and order. Now beauty is passé and ugliness is smart. How did we get…

Michael Horsham

Video packaging is an area of graphics both marginal and ubiquitous. Who decides how it looks?

Friedrich Friedl

Max Bittrof was one of the leading German designers of the 1920s. Unlike many exponents of the New…