Eye, Issue 067, Spring 2008

Eye, Issue 067, Spring 2008

Content includes:
Opinion:
Blink: the stress of reading – Monitor, Jim Sheedy, Kevin Larson
Spare a thought for the reader’s overworked eye muscles when designing text pages
Portrait of the designer as author – Rick Poynor
Chip Kidd, designer and now novelist, is as skilled at crafting his own image as he is at creating other authors’ book covers. Critique by Rick Poynor
Trainspotting – Letter to the editor, Mary Ann Bolger, Paul Shaw
Features:
Chameleons by Garech Stone
Single-character logos provide rich, raw material for identity design
Physical display by Andrew Haslam
How lettering is made for public display: hand-cutting in wood and stone, & routing in metal and plastic
They design themselves by Limited Language, Monika Parrinder, Colin Davies
A2’s work is based on conceptual rigour, a feel for print process and a unique flair for bespoke typefaces
Pesky illustrator by Kenneth FitzGerald
Mark Andresen is a graphic one-man-band, with deep roots in the VouDou of pre-Katrina New Orleans
A2’s type design by John L. Walters
Surface to space by Marian Bantjes
Maths, computers and the internet are bringing new life, form and purpose to a traditional paper art
PROBLEM UNSOLVED! by David Womack
Faced by the eccentricities of a new show, Web legend Yugo Nakamura opts, brilliantly, to flaunt its flaws
LUST AND LIKEABILITY by various authors
Elegant, chunky, laugh-out-loud, nervy, bookish, perfumed . . . our informal jury puts type into words
LEGIBLE IN PUBLIC SPACE by John D. Berry
Whether as labelling, wayfinding or mere decoration, letters bring function and form to the built environment.
SUMPTUOUS RUINS by Keith Miller
Robert Polidori’s deceptively picturesque images remind us of the futility of human ambition
Reviews:
Uncertified Documents
This Means This, This Means That: A User’s Guide to Semiotics
Peter Seitz: Designing a Life

Eye, Issue 067, Spring 2008
Eye, Issue 067, Spring 2008

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