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78 WINTER 2010

Eye 78 Winter 2010

David Gentleman Stamps, identity, wood-engraving and refining ideas to an absolute minimum

When Gentleman draws he is also designing: ‘choosing, arranging, selecting and depicting, almost without thinking or making conscious decisions’

Icons for the people ‘The goal of Isotype is to communicate … reducing the gulfs between nations and language groups’ Otto Neurath

Little big journal How Dave Eggers’ remarkable design ethos helped build McSweeney’s, his publishing ‘empire’

Figures and facts Great moments in information design history, from familiar diagrams to obscure delights

Joost Grootens ‘Narrative is not enough. I make tools that people can use’

Grootens’ atlases present complex content using refined typography and tactile printing

Love of lexicons Rick Poynor investigates the open framework of the dictionary form

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