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THE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

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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