Eye (magazine)

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Eye
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Eye Magazine, No 69, October 2008
Editor John L. Walters
Frequency Quarterly
First issue  1990 (1990-month)
Company Eye Magazine Ltd.
Country  United Kingdom
Based in London
Language English
Website www.eyemagazine.com
ISSN 0960-779X

Eye magazine, the international review of graphic design, is a quarterly print magazine on graphic design and visual culture.

History[edit]

First published in London in 1990, Eye was founded by Rick Poynor, a prolific writer on graphic design and visual communication. Poynor edited the first twenty-four issues (1990-1997). Max Bruinsma was the second editor, editing issues 25–32 (1997–1999), before its current editor John L. Walters took over in 1999. Stephen Coates was art director for issues 1-26, Nick Bell was art director from issues 27-57, and Simon Esterson has been art director since issue 58.

Frequent contributors include Phil Baines, Steven Heller, Steve Hare, Richard Hollis, Robin Kinross, Jan Middendorp, J. Abbott Miller, John O’Reilly, Rick Poynor, Alice Twemlow, Kerry William Purcell, Steve Rigley, Adrian Shaughnessy, David Thompson, Christopher Wilson and many others.

Other contributors have included Nick Bell (creative director from issues 27-57), Gavin Bryars, Anne Burdick, Brendan Dawes, Simon Esterson (art director since issue 58), Malcolm Garrett, Anna Gerber, Jonathan Jones, Emily King, Ellen Lupton, Russell Mills, Quentin Newark, Tom Phillips, Robin Rimbaud, Stefan Sagmeister, Sue Steward, Erik Spiekermann, Teal Triggs, Val Williams and Judith Williamson.

The magazine has had five publishers: Wordsearch, Emap, Quantum Publishing, Haymarket Brand Media and Eye Magazine Ltd., formed in April 2008 after a management buyout.[1]

List of issues[edit]

Following is a list of issues of Eye. Highlighted issues are special issues on typography.

Number Volume Date (on spine) Editor Art Director Publisher Contents (based on information given on spine and back cover)
Eye No. 1 Vol. 1 1990 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Wordsearch Ltd Bruno Monguzzi, Television Graphics, Dutch PTT, Blue Note Records Covers, Eckhard Jung, The Cream,
Eye No. 2 Vol. 1 Winter 1991 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Wordsearch Ltd Fortune Magazine, Jake Tilson, Jan van Toorn, Alan Fletcher, Typography Germany '90
Eye No. 3 Vol. 1 Spring 1991 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Wordsearch Ltd Gerard Unger, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Willy Fleckhaus, 8vo, Pierre Bernard
Eye No. 4 Vol. 1 1991 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Wordsearch Ltd Robert Brownjohn, Magazine Design, Henryk Tomaszewski, Wolfgang Weingart
Eye No. 5 Vol. 2 1991 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Wordsearch Ltd Russell Mills, Grappa, Barbara Kruger, Design of Money, Japanese Manga, Geof Kern
Eye No. 6 Vol. 2 1992 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Wordsearch Ltd Neville Brody, AIDS Posters, Barney Bubbles, Template Gothic, Rick Valicenti
Eye No. 7 Vol. 2 1992 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Wordsearch Ltd Emigre, Fluxus, Digital Revolution in Type, Oz Cooper, Why Not Associates
Eye No. 8 Vol. 2 1993 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Wordsearch Ltd Skolos Wedell, RAW Magazine, Quentin Fiore, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Post-Modernism
Eye No. 9 Vol. 3 1993 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Wordsearch Ltd Max Bittrof, Derek Birdsall, Video Packaging, Roman Cieslewicz, Cult of the Ugly
Eye No. 10 Vol. 3 1993 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Wordsearch Ltd Vaughan Oliver, Shinro Ohtake, Alexander Liberman, Alvin Lustig, Edward Wright
Eye No. 11 Vol. 3 1993 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Wordsearch Ltd Jeffery Keedy, Word Art, Matthew Carter, FUEL Design, Karel Martens, Experimental Type
Eye No. 12 [1] Vol. 3 1994 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Wordsearch Ltd Malcolm Garrett, Karel Tiege, P. Scott Makela, Gaberbocchus Press, Douglas Brothers
Eye No. 13 [2] Vol. 4 Summer 1994 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Emap Architecture Anthon Beeke, Ladislav Sutnar, Tomato, Design for Society, Perfume Packaging, Irma Boom
Eye No. 14 [3] Vol. 4 Autumn 1994 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Emap Architecture Dan Friedman, Multimedia, Reverb, Andrzej Klimowski, Underground Matriarchy
Eye No. 15 [4] Vol. 4 Winter 1994 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Emap Architecture Bruce Mau, The Composing Room, Fuse, Mass-Market Style, Jonathan Barnbrook
Eye No. 16 [5] Vol. 4 Spring 1995 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Emap Architecture ECM Records, Katherine McCoy, Massin, Go-Faster Graphics, Ark Magazine, Criticism
Eye No. 17 [6] Vol. 5 Summer 1995 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Emap Architecture Cyan, Peter Saville, Digital Photography, Lucille Tenazas, Advertising, New Dutch Sobriety
Eye No. 18 [7] Vol. 5 Autumn 1995 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Emap Construct Cipe Pineles, Fabien Baron, Style, Erik Spiekermann, Book Covers, Johanna Drucker
Eye No. 19 [8] Vol. 5 Winter 1995 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Emap Construct Studio Dumbar, Brand Mythology, Josef Muller-Brockmann, David Crow, Pierre Faucheux
Eye No. 20 [9] Vol. 5 Spring 1996 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Emap Construct Amy Guip, Graphic Authorship, Tibor Kalman, Concrete Poetry, Lars Muller, Fashion
Eye No. 21 [10] Vol. 6 Summer 1996 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Emap Construct Me Company, Annual Reports, Peter Greenaway, Design for Classical Music, Sue Coe
Eye No. 22 [11] Vol. 6 Autumn 1996 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Emap Construct Cornel Windlin, The Big Idea, Dan Fern, Art Catalogues, The Dumbing-Down of Design
Eye No. 23 [12] Vol. 6 Winter 1996 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Emap Construct David James, W.A. Dwiggins, Edward Fella’s Sketchbooks, Pierre di Sciullo, Hans-Rudolf Lutz
Eye No. 24 [13] Vol. 6 Spring 1997 Rick Poynor Stephen Coates Emap Construct Mark Farrow, Uwe Loesch, Babe Culture, Body Modernism, Michael Bierut, Lester Beall
Eye No. 25 [14] Vol. 7 Summer 1997 Max Bruinsma Stephen Coates Emap Construct Paul Elliman, The Aesthetics of Transience, Milton Glaser, Croatia, Willem Sandberg
Eye No. 26 [15] Vol. 7 Autumn 1997 Max Bruinsma Stephen Coates Quantum Publishing Graphic Scores, Gunter Rambow, Web Interfaces, Mieke Gerritzen, Picture Magazines
Eye No. 27 [16] Vol. 7 Spring 1998 Max Bruinsma Nick Bell Quantum Publishing The Endless Library, Funny Garbage, Erik Nitsche, Artists’ Books, Gerard Paris-Clavel
Eye No. 28 [17] Vol. 7 Summer 1998 Max Bruinsma Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Post Tool, The Architectural Review, Opaque Icons, Museum of the Ordinary, Wired
Eye No. 29 [18] Vol. 8 Autumn 1998 Max Bruinsma Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Lawrence Weiner, Oliviero Toscani, George Luis, Germano Facetti, Design Is Advertising #1
Eye No. 30 [19] Vol. 8 Winter 1998 Max Bruinsma Nick Bell Quantum Publishing James Victore, General Idea, Terry Jones, Computer Games, Design Is Advertising #2
Eye No. 31 [20] Vol. 8 Spring 1999 Max Bruinsma Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Typographica, Designers in LA, Illustration, Browsers That Think, Adrian Frutiger
Eye No. 32 [21] Vol. 8 Summer 1999 Max Bruinsma Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Piet Schreuders, Pablo Ferro, Muller+Hess, Wittgenstein’s Typography, Robin Fior
Eye No. 33 [22] Vol. 9 Autumn 1999 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing First Things First 2000, Pop Music Art, Bob Gill, Type: Static Page and Moving Screen, Punk
Eye No. 34 [23] Vol. 9 Winter 1999 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Public Realm: Road Signs by Kinneir Calvert, Non-Place, Jean Widmer, Surface Wreckage
Eye No. 35 [24] Vol. 9 Spring 2000 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Peter Blake, Complex Simplicity, Sister Corita Kent, Return of the Picture, Makoto Saito
Eye No. 36 [25] Vol. 9 Summer 2000 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Design Publishing, Fernando Gutierrez, Magazines, Lorraine Wild, Underground Press
Eye No. 37 [26] Vol. 10 Autumn 2000 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing John Maeda, Dance Scores, Open-Air Letterforms: Brossa, Subirachs, 8vo, Nigel Grierson
Eye No. 38 [27] Vol. 10 Winter 2000 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Tenth Anniversary, Duchamp/Hamilton, Reduction, Mau, Self Expression/Promotion
Eye No. 39 [28] Vol. 10 Spring 2001 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Graphic Thought Facility, Movie Titles, www.self, No. 17, Envisaging Soundscapes
Eye No. 40 [29] Vol. 10 Summer 2001 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing The New Yorker, Times Classic, Gerard Unger, Digital Type Decade, Why Helvetica?
Eye No. 41 [30] Vol. 11 Autumn 2001 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Wheel Charts, Mistakes, Graphic Hate, Inspiration, Neville Garrick, Right On!
Eye No. 42 [31] Vol. 11 Winter 2001 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Print & Paper, Day-Glo Mind Blow, Stephen Byram, Uncoated, Alienation Sells!
Eye No. 43 [32] Vol. 11 Spring 2002 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Overprinting, Zuzana Licko, Designing Heroes, The Shape of the Heart, Lolita
Eye No. 44 [33] Vol. 11 Summer 2002 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Newspaper Design, Joe Sacco, Cute Culture, Herbert Spencer, New York Times
Eye No. 45 [34] Vol. 12 Autumn 2002 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Chris Ware, OpenType, Jean-François Porchez, Athens, J. Abbott Miller
Eye No. 46 [35] Vol. 12 Winter 2002 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Australian Graphic Design, Inkahoots, Political Posters, Mambo, Stephen Banham
Eye No. 47 [36] Vol. 12 Spring 2003 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Cool Stuff, Hoofdletters, Lists, Overprinting, Maira Kalman
Eye No. 48 [37] Vol. 12 Summer 2003 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Retro-Sexism, Nelson Mandela’s Face, Robert Crumb, Racist Mexican Advertising, David King
Eye No. 49 [38] Vol. 13 Autumn 2003 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Laptop Aesthetics, Angela Lorenz, Conference Madness, Mushroom Clouds
Eye No. 50 [39] Vol. 13 Winter 2003 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Typography, Frantisek Storm, Abbar, Marlene McCarty, Comics & Art, Marjane Satrapi
Eye No. 51 [40] Vol. 13 Spring 2004 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Michael Light, Photography Books, Walter Pamminger, Palestinian Posters, Stefan Lorant
Eye No. 52 [41] Vol. 13 Summer 2004 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Moire, Ladybird Books, Safety Posters, Health Campaigns, Design in India, Legibility
Eye No. 53 [42] Vol. 14 Autumn 2004 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Brand Madness, Identities for Sealand & Liechtenstein, Cal Schenkel, Open, Romek Marber
Eye No. 54 [43] Vol. 14 Winter 2004 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones, Berlin, Excoffon’s Autograph, Lisbon, Monty Python
Eye No. 55 [44] Vol. 14 Spring 2005 John L. Walters Nick Bell Quantum Publishing Paul Davis, Found Photography, Loving the Internet, The Power of Caricature, Copyleft
Eye No. 56 [45] Vol. 14 Summer 2005 John L. Walters Nick Bell Haymarket Ishihara’s Vision Tests, Mexico 68, Brazilian Tags, GDR “Paradise”, Mumbai’s Dabbawallas
Eye No. 57 [46] Vol. 15 Autumn 2005 John L. Walters Nick Bell Haymarket Science & Design, Tokyo TDC, Letterpress, Alan Aldridge & The Beatles, Books for Children
Eye No. 58 [47] Vol. 15 Winter 2005 John L. Walters Nick Bell Haymarket The Decriminalisation of Ornament, Toffe, Custom Type in Sheffield, George Hardie, Blickfang
Eye No. 59 [48] Vol. 15 Spring 2006 John L. Walters Simon Esterson Haymarket Relational Aesthetics, Richard Hollis, Unsung Type Heroes, Cyrus Highsmith, Ads for Lads
Eye No. 60 [49] Vol. 15 Summer 2006 John L. Walters Simon Esterson Haymarket Alex McDowell, Motion Graphics, Jeff Scher, Penrose, Scriptographer
Eye No. 61 [50] Vol. 16 Autumn 2006 John L. Walters Simon Esterson Haymarket Exhibition Design, Magazine Art Direction, Jop van Bennekom, Bazooka, MySpace
Eye No. 62 [51] Vol. 16 Winter 2006 John L. Walters Simon Esterson Haymarket Eric Olson & Process, Nazi Type, Swash Caps, Motif Magazine, Character Design
Eye No. 63 [52] Vol. 16 Spring 2007 John L. Walters Simon Esterson Haymarket Creative Music Design, Good Magazine, Modernist Argentina, Ethics, Surrealism and Graphics
Eye No. 64 [53] Vol. 16 Summer 2007 John L. Walters Simon Esterson Haymarket Typography Special, Andrea Tinnes, Decodeunicode, Theo Ballmer, Le Gun
Eye No. 65
Eye No. 66
Eye No. 67
Eye No. 68
Eye No. 69
Eye No. 70
Eye No. 71
Eye No. 72
Eye No. 73
Eye No. 74
Eye No. 75
Eye No. 76 [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Press release from Haymarket, April 2008.
  2. ^ http://www.eyemagazine.com/issue.php?id=181
  • Eye, Nos. 1–12, edited by Rick Poynor, Wordsearch Ltd, London, 1991–1994.
  • Eye, Nos. 13–17, edited by Rick Poynor, Emap Architecture, London, 1994–1995.
  • Eye, Nos. 18–24, edited by Rick Poynor, Emap Construct, London, 1995–1997.
  • Eye, No. 25, edited by Max Bruinsma, Emap Construct, London, 1997.
  • Eye, Nos. 26–32, edited by Max Bruinsma, Quantum Publishing, London, 1997–1999.
  • Eye, Nos. 33–55, edited by John L. Walters, Quantum Publishing, London, 1999–2005.
  • Eye, Nos. 56–66, edited by John L. Walters, Haymarket Brand Media, London, 2005–2008.
  • Eye, Nos. 67–69, edited by John L. Walters, Eye Magazine Ltd., London, 2008.

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