Eye, Issue 064, Summer 2007

Eye, Issue 064, Summer 2007

Information:

Opinion
In praise of Day-Glo – Letter from Suzanne Perkins
Tschichold review revisited – Letter from Richard B. Doubleday
Posterity or doom – Letter from Malcolm Frost
Messy medium – Agenda / social media, William Owen
Social media is shifting message-making away from mass media and into the hands of multiple users.
Features:
Typeface/interface by Jan Middendorp
Andrea Tinnes makes type families — functional or ornamental — that quickly acquire a life of their own
The United Nations of Type by John L. Walters
Look beyond the confines of the Latin alphabet, urges Johannes Bergerhausen of Decodeunicode.
Set the letters free by Jason Grant
Australian artist Rosalie Gascoigne turned discarded packaging type into ‘stammering concrete poetry’
Swiss radical by Richard Hollis
Whether commercial or political, the work of Theo Ballmer was underpinned by craft, precision and passion
Safe houses by Vici MacDonald
The language of burglar alarm covers reveals a special kind of British grit
Ready for its close-up by Rachel Abrams
After 50 years as a famous face, Helvetica gets to star in its own feature film
Monocle by John O’Reilly
‘From kings to cupcakes’
Pin-sharp process by John L. Walters
GTF’s Tord Boontje monograph employs structural and decorative devices drawn directly from the product designer’s work
Roadshows and rickshaws by Steve Hare
Folk images help BBC World Service promote its 21st-century virtues to a rural Indian audience
An Online Drift by John L. Walters
Five Eye commentators take a stroll along the highways and strip malls of contemporary cyberspace
Issey Miyake by Erik Spiekermann
‘The site is to Web design what Miyake is to textiles’
Garage band by Luke Pendrell
The hand-made work of Le Gun finds expression through parties, installations, a website and a big ’zine
Conclave Obscurum by John O’Reilly
‘You wouldn’t want to have to book a train ticket from here’
KesselsKramer by John O’Reilly
‘The online shrine to crap design’
The Saatchi Gallery by John O’Reilly
‘Porn site aesthetics applied to art’
The New York Times by John O’Reilly
‘The NYT scores in storytelling charisma’
Superfuture by Brendan Dawes
‘Like late-1960s Vignelli … totally contemporary’
We Feel Fine by Brendan Dawes
‘So incredible that it almost brings me to tears’
Ocado by John O’Reilly
‘Appealing to middle class virtues, prudent, reserved’
Magnum Photos by John O’Reilly
‘A purposeful marriage of design and content’
Messages from the city’s soul by Margaret Woodward
For ten days in March, the billboards of Hobart were given over to the voices of its inhabitants
Reviews:
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Eye, Issue 064, Summer 2007
Eye, Issue 064, Summer 2007

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