Eye, Issue 031, Spring 1999



Sampling the modern inheritance – Editorial, Max Bruinsma
Critiques of Modernism often fail to acknowledge the movement’s marrying of poetry to structure
Publishing by numbers – Agenda, Rick Poynor
The boom in lavish graphic design books bulging with the latest cool images cannot conceal the…
Is the avant-garde lost in space? – Screen, Jessica Helfand
Linked by the speed of light the non-material world of the Web needs new paradigms of…
Reputations: Adrian Frutiger by Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin
‘I was fortunate. Early in life, I understood that my world was a two-dimensional one. At sixteen I knew that my work would be in black and white.’ by In every home an architect
David Heathcote
Two government booklets, Space in the Home and Metric House Shells, endorse Modernist concepts of good design for the public wellbeing
West coast latitudes by Ken Coupland
Los Angeles is the perfect environment for the literate, intelligent work of a loose cadre of graphic designers working in education, commerce and culture
Stories unfolding in time and space by Steven Heller
With a revival of journalistic visual essays in US magazines, illustrators are once again becoming integral contributors to the editorial mix
Travellers’ Tales by Chris Vermaas
A global Esperanto of icons, warning signs on cardboard boxes speak a visual language that leaves no room for misunderstanding
What you see is how you think by Max Bruinsma
A graduate student competition resulted in hybrids of browser and search engine that redraw and re-invent the fundamentals of “surfing the Web”
Lessons in printing trade journalism by Steven Heller
For one issue, under Jan Tschichold’s stewardship, a monthly trade journal, Typographische Mitteilungen, became a beacon for radical typography.
A grammar of ornament by Graphic Thought Facility
Introducing the ultimate design award: GTF’s Paul Neale and Andy Stevens display the Owen Jones Memorial Trophy, photographed by Angela Moore
Typographica by Rick Poynor
Herbert Spencer’s magazine, a fusion of Modernism and eclecticism, was one of the most remarkable journals to emerge from British cultural publishing


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