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Eye newsletter
10 January 2019

Dear friends

As we embark on a new year we’ve been heartened to see that the Eye / Graphic Means special offer has been our most popular promotion ever.


Orders have been coming in from all over the world, so if you or a designer friend would like to take advantage of the subscription offer, I suggest you click here – or call +44 137 185 1885 – right away, before our DVD stocks run out. You will get four issues, starting with Eye 97 and running right up to our very special 100th edition later this year.

To read more about Briar Levit’s film, see ‘We Made This: Technical challenge’ in Eye 95.



R. O. Blechman’s spot illustration for the poem Remaking the Music Box by Geoffrey Hilsabeck, published in The New York Times Magazine, 2017.


Blechman (photographed by Maria Spann) at work in his studio, a converted outhouse with woodburning stove and kitchen in the grounds of the farm he and his wife Moisha moved to in 1980, in Ancram, Columbia County, New York.

We have published several articles from Eye 95 in full including Matt Willey’s interview with R. O. Blechman ‘Firm grasp on a shaky line’, as well as the article’s sidebars: ‘The draughtsman’s characters’ by D. B. Dowd, ‘R. O.’s New Yorkers’ by Genevieve Bormes and Françoise Mouly, and ‘The anti-Rockwell’ by Steven Heller.

There are also a few more review articles from our Uncoated section available to read online, including ‘Guts and gutters’ about the work of Bea Feitler at Between Bridges gallery; ‘Artists’ letters’, a review of Tino Graß’s Artistype; and Joost Grootens’ review of Information Design: Research and Practice.

There are still a few copies of Eye 95 left that you can buy as a back issue.


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Photograph from Rudy VanderLans’ Still Lifes, Tokyo published by Gingko Press. See Rick Poynor’s Photo Critique ‘Streets without people’, written exclusively for

Since our December newsletter, we have published more new articles on the Eye website including ‘Hold your breath …’ and ‘Books received #35’ on the Eye blog and Rick Poynor’s Photo Critique ‘Streets without people’, which looks at how Emigre’s Rudy VanderLans explores the clotted terrain of Tokyo’s Shibuya and Shinjuku districts with the eye of a graphic designer.

Subscribers provide the lifeblood of an indie magazine like ours, so please consider taking out a subscription today – and get the added bonus of a FREE DVD of Briar Levit’s superb design documentary Graphic Means.

Warmest regards

John Walters, editor

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