Issue 86


John L. Walters
This type special contains several examples of letters that lie some way off the usual…
Incisive vision
Critique, Rick Poynor

Eduardo Paolozzi’s gifts as a collagist have been neglected by the worlds of both art and design.…


Reputations: Tony Brook
John L. Walters

‘What other profession do you end up in where you learn so much about other people’s businesses than in…

Tony Brook on collecting
Tony Brook

Spin’s founder, the subject of Reputations in Eye 86, talks about his passion for poster collecting

Quiet man of  letters
Catherine Dixon

Alan Bartram brought a perceptive eye to alphabetic detail in public spaces. Catherine Dixon pays…

An Atlas of Typeforms
Simon Esterson

As a sidebar to ‘Quiet man of letters’, Simon Esterson talks about his early encounters with this…

A tradition with breaks
Eric Kindel

Stencil typefaces – late arrivals on the typographic scene – are going in new directions and…

Painted thrills and spills
Caroline Roberts

Fred Fowle was the UK’s foremost fairground artist. His go-faster graphics and futuristic lettering live…

Type specific
Eye editors

TDC hails the wider world of empathetic wine labels, typographic IDs and retro stationery

Vapour trails
John Coulthart

Steampunk’s florid industrial nostalgia might yet be the defining aesthetic of our time

Rub-down revolution
Jane Lamacraft

A generation before home computers, Letraset’s dry transfer lettering made desktop typography possible –…

The accessible elite
Linda Kwon

Linda Kwon reports on a design conference that aims to fight the ‘velvet rope syndrome’