Eye, Issue 062, Winter 2006

Eye, Issue 062, Winter 2006

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Opinion:
No animals or models were harmed… by Rick Poynor
Vogue’s fusion of high fashion with brutish behaviour besmirches readers by making abusive images acceptable. Critique by Rick Poynor
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
Brand madness – Eye Forum no. 1, Nick Bell
Control too much and it will appear we have something to hide
Being good – Eye Forum no. 1, Lucienne Roberts
Most avenues take me back to ethics
Saying NO! – Eye Forum no. 1, Daniel Eatock
No no no no no no no no no no no no . . .
Agenda: Artspeak – David Thompson
How did ‘Art bollocks’ become the default way of writing about visual culture? Could Mao have the answer?
Features:
Violent vaudeville by Wayne Ford
Emotion graphics by Jody Boehnert
Is character design a fount of rich, contemporary visual codes . . . or just a cop-out for over-stressed kidults?
Gothic horror by Steven Heller
The Nazi party’s obsession with cultural dominance extended far into calligraphy, lettering and type
Practice and Process by Deborah Littlejohn
In a short time, Eric Olson’s highly focused type foundry has won both peer acclaim and high-profile clients
The world made visible by Rick Poynor
Motif, edited by Ruari McLean, was a quirky mix of art and illustration, with its roots in graphic art and typography
Visions of Joanna by Mark Thomson
For the first edition of ‘An Essay on Typography’, Eric Gill used his new serif font in the manner of a scribe
Back with a flourish by Christian Schwartz
A taste for ornamentation and 1970s kitsch has led to a revival in the swash, the ‘tea cosy’ of typography
Remembering a graphic artist by Richard Schlagman
Alan Fletcher’s editorial design was informed by craft skills and a highly original way of thinking
Electrifying the alphabet by Sarah Owens
At the dawn of the computer age, new functions ushered in new forms for type design
Made in their image by Steve Hare
In a world crammed with pictures, both art directors and agencies are compelled to rethink their roles
Here be monsters by Adriana Eysler
The signage design for Carlsbad, New Mexico, an underground site to be sealed until the year 12,000 AD, is a genuine matter of life and death.
Reviews:
Jan Tschichold, Designer: The Penguin Years
The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda
Supply and Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey
TypeCon 2006
Advertising is dead. Long live advertising!
Stripped: The Illustrated Male
Left to Right/The Cultural Shift from Words to Pictures
Typographical Journeys
New Visual Culture of Modern Iran by Reza Abedini and Hans Wolbers
Ideas Have Legs: Ian McMillan vs Andy Martin
Typecasting: On The Arts and Sciences of Human Inequality

Eye, Issue 062, Winter 2006
Eye, Issue 062, Winter 2006

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