Eye, Issue 063, Spring 2007

Eye, Issue 063, Spring 2007

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Content includes:
Opinion:
Being good – Monitor, Lucienne Roberts
When designers start to question what words such as ‘good’ and ‘bad’ and ‘soul’ really mean, they can’t avoid ethics. And that’s no bad thing.
Down with artspeak- Letter from Tom Newman, Still Waters Run Deep
Where is the love? – Letter from Rian Hughes, Devicefonts
Metal madness – Letter from Clyde McConnell
Paying more attention – Letter from Jeremy Hall
Type cast -Letter from Robin Dodd
Training for enterprise – Letter from Chris Powell, Chairman, NESTA, UK
What do we call ourselves now? -Agenda, Steven Heller
In a world of brand specialists and information architects, is it enough to call ourselves ‘graphic designers’ without sounding either overly specialised or obsolete?
Out of the ordinary = Critique / Photography, Rick Poynor
Banal, amateur snapshots become almost poetic in these books by Fiona Tan
Features:
Time after time by Mason Wells
Only the year on the cover reminds us that this Olympic sports schedule is 35 years old
Sex machines by Mike Kippenhan
Water-slide decals from the 1960s to the 1980s
Reason and rhymes by John L. Walters
Can design for contemporary jazz, world and experimental music have a meaningful partnership with the musical content?
Inclined to be dull by Martin Majoor
It may be the world’s most popular sans, but Helvetica has many deficiencies – not least its lack of real italics
Buenos Aires project
Argentina’s dialogue with the European pioneers of postwar Modernism gave rise to a graphic design culture that remains fiercely contemporary
Cover version by Alex Coles
Artist Ellsworth Kelly’s links to design are demonstrated graphically by two projects
Dark tools of desire by Rick Poynor
Surrealism’s relationship with graphic design is still strangely unfulfilled. By Rick Poynor
Like they do give a damn by Jason A. Tselentis
Strong design, right-on ‘Projects’ and lashings of information porn make Good a title that aims high
Reviews:
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2005
Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century
Typography and Graphic Design: From Antiquity to the Present
Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita
Slightly off the Ground: Vaughan Oliver and v23 poster designs
Paul Schuitema: Visual Organizer
Otl Aicher
Mexican Blackletter
Making Stuff: An Alternative Craft Book
In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists
Max Huber
Edward Wright: Design Work
Design’s Delight: Method and Means of a Dialogic Practice
Cry For Help: 36 Scam Emails from Africa

Eye, Issue 063, Spring 2007
Eye, Issue 063, Spring 2007

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