Issue 58



From the contents page of Eye no. 58 vol. 15

The big picture
Critique, Rick Poynor

The Guardian’s new Eyewitness page uses single images on a central spread for maximum impact. Critique…

Design history, Graphic design, Typography, Inspiration, Simon Esterson

Designer Simon Esterson finds inspiration in Ken Briggs’s National Theatre programmes from the 1960s

John L. Walters

The editor summarises the contents of the latest issue of Eye


Alice Twemlow

Spurned and marginalised for more than a century, decoration is enjoying a guilt-free renaissance

Alice Twemlow

Karen Hsu and Alice Chung of Omnivore use ornament to add meaning to a client brief

Alice Twemlow

The Dutch design duo see decoration as a way to convey messages that are not direct statements

Alice Twemlow

For Denise Gonzales Crisp, typography has the deepest tradition of the decorative within graphic design

Alice Twemlow

For Marian Bantjes the most powerful ornament comes out of obsession and long hours of intense labour

Jessica Jenkins

The renovation of Paris’ oldest métro line reveals traces of a century of billboard advertising

The work of one of France’s most original graphic voices bristles with contradictions

Anthony Oliver

Paper replicas of consumer objects are burnt as offerings to the dead at Ching Ming

Steven Heller

Jürgen Holstein’s volume of rare Weimar-era jackets and covers is an extraordinary labour of love

Catherine Dixon, Phil Baines

Three new typefaces for local institutions draw on Sheffield’s cultural and typographic history

Rupert Bassett

Basel School of Design's First Summer Program was a life-changing experience

The rules of the game
Daniel Nadel

For George Hardie, illustration is a problem-solving process: collecting looking and drawing with…