Feature: Book design


Permanent innovation

With his ‘livre objets’ for the French book clubs, Pierre Faucheux invented a new genre

Naked words

Naked words

Type-only book covers – whether deliberately austere, functional … or shouting loud from the shelves –…

Theatre of dreams

Theatre of dreams

Andrzej Klimowski is obsessed with eyes, faces, hands, angels and devils. He is one of Britain’s most…


White space black hat

Derek Birdsall harbours a secret. It has given him 30 years at the top. If it works, he says, use it…


Quentin Fiore: Massaging the message

The man who gave form to Marshall McLuhan’s ‘global village’ designed books that were both for and ahead…


Stop making sense

The best-loved children’s stories are for adults too. Five American illustrators push at the boundaries…

Tokyo Salamander

Tokyo Salamander

Vaughan Oliver’s collaboration with Shinro Ohtake is an oblique diary of dreams


Godard: Images, Sounds, Politics.

For the first in a new series, Eye revisits Richard Hollis’s innovatory design for a book on the French…

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