Chris Ware

Recent articles about Chris Ware

The art of small moments

Issue 96, Spring 2018

Review

To call Chris Ware a genius seems obvious, banal, almost. So much praise has…

To have and to hold

Issue 88, Summer 2014

Feature

The challenges of digital publishing have galvanised a new spirit in book design and production.…

A fraternity of trifles

Issue 43, Spring 2002

Review

With Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan upending expectations of the comic book form…

Life’s little detours

Issue 78, Winter 2010

Feature

Eric Heiman salutes the ‘Edward Hopper of design and comic art’

Ware: we are not worthy

Issue 55, Spring 2005

Review

Do we deserve someone as good as Chris Ware? Surely we are not worthy. Whether…

The stuff they like

Issue 43, Spring 2002

Review

The Fall 2000 issue of The Ganzfeld was a 152-page pocket book; the latest is…

Density, magic, genius and loss

Issue 40, Summer 2001

Review

Chris Ware’s comic strip was originally published in Chicago’s alternative New…

Smartest letterer on the planet

Issue 45, Autumn 2002

Feature

Chicago’s comic book hero has a finely tuned gift for hand-lettering

826 Valencia

Issue 48, Summer 2003

Feature

Chris Ware’s new mural tells the story of the human race

Ware comes back with a darker narrative

Issue 59, Spring 2006

Review

After a four-year hiatus spent repackaging earlier work for a mainstream…

Recent blog posts by Chris Ware

Classic Collections – Type and lettering

22 December 2015

For a limited time, you can buy a bundle of Eye typography issues – at a bargain price
This ‘Type and lettering’ bundle contains issues 37, 45, 50 and 72: all have a special interest in designers and examples of typographic design and lettering forms. Although these issues do not focus solely on type, we have chosen them for what they reveal about the relationships between design, illustration and typography.

The cover that never was

6 May 2010

Is Chris Ware’s rejected cover for Fortune 500 right on the money?
The world of graphic design is full of images that never were, writes John L. Walters, buried in blogs, and the footnotes to design or cultural history.