Issue 66


John L. Walters
The revelation may not be earth-shattering, but it can be humbling: the solution is not…
Letter to the editor

Letter from Mikkel Lehne

Letters to the editor

Letters from Kumkum Nadig and Prof. Anil Sinha

Agenda, Steven Heller

Not all designers are liberals. But you’d never know it from design conferences. Or the pages of Eye…

Picture a story
Critique, Rick Poynor

Katy Homans’ daring and ambitious cover designs for New York Review Books confound expectations.…


Robin Richmond

Does the new wave of social media site design denote a shift in communication? Or is it just the ‘new…

Khoi Vinh

Designers of new wireless software should take their cue from the medium’s nature to forge its aesthetic…

Steve Hare

A short history of the future can only start with a look at yesterday’s latest thing

Malcolm Garrett

Anticipating new interfaces in the age of the iPhone: an open-ended conversation with design guru Bill…

Simon Esterson

Where digital tools changed design, global communications and green issues are redefining the world of…

John L. Walters

A facial composite kit from the 1970s is the basis for an intriguing personal project

Sean O’Toole

The ancient trucks that ply the roads of Mali and Senegal offer a moving show of landscapes far removed…

David Peters

Whatever the genre – or budget – each element of Kyle Cooper’s film titles is a painstakingly…

Noel Douglas

When the demands of Neoliberalism play havoc with our lives, it is time to fight back, and designers wield…

Off the rails
Anne Braybon

Brian Griffin, who made management look dark and funny in the 1970s and 80s, turns his lens on rail…

Megacity snapshots
Sarah Temple

India’s boom economy is shaking up the local communication industry like there’s no tomorrow

Mouli G. Marur

Indian advertising has a not-so-hidden message: change your skin colour to get the perfect job or mate

Anne Odling-Smee

‘The Nazis had the most effective corporate identity ever – this should warn us. That evil, horrible…