Issue 62



From the contents pages of Eye no. 62 vol. 16

No animals or models were harmed…
Critique, Rick Poynor

Vogue’s fusion of high fashion with brutish behaviour besmirches readers by making abusive images…

John L. Walters
My battered Collins dictionary lists nineteen meanings for the word ‘character’, noting…
Design is not a solution
Eye Forum no. 1, Mark Thomson

A piece of design is the expression of an idea. It’s not a solution

Eye Forum no. 1, Nick Bell

Control too much and it will appear we have something to hide

Eye Forum no. 1, Lucienne Roberts

Most avenues take me back to ethics

Eye Forum no. 1, Daniel Eatock

No no no no no no no no no no no no . . .

David Thompson

How did ‘Art bollocks’ become the default way of writing about visual culture? Could Mao have the…


Wayne Ford
Mexican professional wrestling – or to give it its correct title Lucha Libre [free…
Jody Boehnert

Is character design a fount of rich, contemporary visual codes . . . or just a cop-out for over-stressed…

Steven Heller

The Nazi party’s obsession with cultural dominance extended far into calligraphy, lettering and type

Deborah Littlejohn

In a short time, Eric Olson’s highly focused type foundry has won both peer acclaim and high-profile…

Rick Poynor

Motif, edited by Ruari McLean, was a quirky mix of art and illustration, with its roots in graphic art…

Mark Thomson

For the first edition of ‘An Essay on Typography’, Eric Gill used his new serif font in the manner of…

Back with a flourish
Christian Schwartz

A taste for ornamentation and 1970s kitsch has led to a revival in the swash, the ‘tea cosy’ of…

Richard Schlagman

Alan Fletcher’s editorial design was informed by craft skills and a highly original way of thinking

Electrifying the alphabet
Sarah Owens

At the dawn of the computer age, new functions ushered in new forms for type design

Steve Hare

In a world crammed with pictures, both art directors and agencies are compelled to rethink their roles

Adriana Eysler

The signage design for Carlsbad, New Mexico, an underground site to be sealed until the year 12,000 AD…