Issue 75


Simon Esterson , Jay Prynne

The technology that allows us to control type on the Web is available. Now designers and foundries have to…

The future is ours to see
Critique, Rick Poynor

SpaceCollective’s innovative website, at once lucid and intoxicating, adds substance to techno-hippie…

the editor

Eye 75 contents

Eye Education, Steven Heller

Steven Heller on Gail Anderson's SVA class in typographic animation

the editor , John L. Walters


Over the rainbow
John L. Walters

From advertising to illustration; posters to badges; fashion shows to pop videos, the design work of…

Machine head
Rick Poynor

Fritz Kahn commissioned illustrators to realise his surreal pedagogical vision – mechanical metaphors…

They work with words: 1
Fraser Muggeridge

Fraser Muggeridge has devised a typographic spread exclusively for Eye.

They work with words: 2
Jon Link, Mick Bunnage

Modern Toss has devised a typographic spread about the perils and pleasures of punctuation – exclusively…

They work with words: 3
Oliver Knight, Rory McGrath

As an exercise in cross-Channel translation, OK-RM has devised a typographic spread exclusively for Eye.…

Reputations: Peter Biľak
Mark Thomson

‘I have more reasons to make fonts than ever … typeface design is a cumulative process, there are more…

Deep in the archives
Christian Schwartz, Paul Barnes

Contemporary type designers Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes select some historical type specimens that…

Make each letter speak out loud
Liz Farrelly

Illustrative typography is rewiring the way we read art, design and communication

To the letter
Paul Shaw

Calligraphy, in the hands of artists like Carl Kurtz and Susan Skarsgård, can be abstract, gestural…

Up close and tight
Laura Forde

The legendary Herb Lubalin brought humour, sensuality and a contemporary flourish to complex typographic…