Eye, Issue 059, Spring 2006

Eye, Issue 059, Spring 2006

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Content includes:
Opinion:
Inspiration – Design history, Illustration, Typography, Jason Smith
Type designer Jason Smith takes an appreciative look at the shapely curves of Eric Gill’s erotic woodcuts
Decorating the screen – Letter from Sean Capone
Conference health warning – Letter to the editor, David Womack
This is not Mexico – Letters to the editor, Beatrice Trueblood, Eduardo Terrazas, Daoud Sarhandi
Digital history book by Rick Poynor
A website about Alvin Lustig pioneers the presentation of design history for the click-and-search generation. Critique by Rick Poynor
Features:
Unfurling artwords by Nick Bell
The Walker Art Center has a new identity – multi-voiced, reflexive – that does exactly what it says
Part of the process by Limited Language
Nicolas Bourriaud’s concept of ‘relational aesthetics’ may give designers a new set of tools
Reputations: Richard Hollis by Christopher Wilson
‘The ideal situation is where you sit with the client and design with them. If anything is emphasised, it’s what they want to emphasise. I prefer collaborative effort to doing what I want. It’s diametrically opposite to being an artist.’
Harare’s unsung type heroes by Saki Mafundikwa
Not even eviction and exposure to the elements can stop the Highfield Art Club from printing
Space and rhythm by Jan Middendorp
Type designer Cyrus Highsmith learnt the craft through both study and apprenticeship
Vision of a future that never was by Dinah Casson
This radical, well designed plan sought to turn grimy war-torn London into a Modernist Utopia
Torn space by Sue Steward
These obsessive photos detail a sensual world of books and love letters
Bookshelf photo shop by Karl Baden
Iconic book cover images create a surreal, alternative history of twentieth century photography
Advertising and the globalisation of aspiration by Lynne Ciochetto
Global visual culture is dominated by the values of the industrialised West
Wayfinding marks from the French Pyrenees by Jamie Hobson
Painted blobs and stripes mark the way for walkers through the Pyrenees
Reviews:
Chasing the Perfect: Thoughts on Modernist Design in Our Time
New Views: Repositioning Graphic Design History
The Acme Novelty Library #16
The Stroke: Theory of Writing
Abram Games: Maximum Meaning, Minimum Means

Eye, Issue 059, Spring 2006
Eye, Issue 059, Spring 2006

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