May / June 1997
Cover Image: Self-portrait, ©Al Hirschfeld. Drawing reproduced by special arrangement with Hirschfeld's exclusive representative, The Margo Feiden Galleries, New York.
In Issue 309 of Graphis magazine, you'll find the following articles: Johnson Banks: New Generation of British Wit, by Tracy Rozhon; Al Hirschfeld: With the Luck of the Drawings, by Mel Gussow; Design & Business: Ties to Commercial Fortunes, by Chris Barnett; David Tartakover: The Imagery of Hope, by Edna Goldstaub-Dainotto; Karim Rashid: The Art of Experiential Objects, by Andrea Codrington; Tom Bonauro: Natural Selections, by Ken Coupland; and Kozue Naito and the Cloth Menagerie, by Masami Kikuchi.
12 Global Report
Report from Germany: Achille Castiglioni...Alphonse Mucha: Triumph from the Jugendstil...Letters to Graphis...Henry Dreyfuss at the Cooper-Hewit...Blurring Boundaries: The IDSA Design Gallery...Bruno Gironcoli: The Unborn...Report from Austria: Wunderkammer Osterreich...summer workshops in France...SFMOMA presents "Moving Images"...Epica award winners
16 Book Reviews
Tadao Ando: The Colours of Light, reviewed by Karen S. Chambers.
A Double Life of 80 AGI Designers, reviewed by Jurgen Riehle.
Terence Conran on Design, reviewed by Jan Burney.
Love is Blind, reviewed by Edna Goldstaub-Dainotto
17 Consumer Products
Watch prototypes from the students at Art Center...sunglasses from Nike..."Spartacus" from the Apple Industrial Design Group...new digital camera from Sony
20 Industry Products
Printing on demand...software for remote proofing...hi-res digital camera backs...file exchange software...a stapler that stands...graphics tablets for the mouse-averse
22 Johnson Banks: New Generation of British Wit
Although critics may say he relies too much on his wit, a longhair from London finds success through his trademark humor and simple, red-hot designs. By Tracy Rozhon
34 Al Hirschfeld: With the Luck of the Drawings
There has been one unifying constant in the theater: Al Hirschfeld, who for more than 70 years has chronicled and elevated the theatrical experience through his art. By Mel Gussow
40 Design & Business: Ties to Commercial Fortunes
How do you further build a brand that already enjoys a sterling reputation? The partnership of Robert Talbott, Inc. and Michael Vanderbyl prove that design can be a wieldy tool. By Chris Barnett
50 David Tartakover: The Imagery of Hope
David Tartakover's sharp, caustic and thought-provoking art is a response to the reality he lives in - a volatile environment perpetually at the brink of chaos. By Edna Goldstaub-Dainotto
58 Karim Rashid: The Art of Experiential Objects
In a profession so often marked by cut-and-dried thinking and corporate compromise, industrial designer Karim Rashid uses cutting-edge aesthetics and a holistic approach. By Andrea Codrington
68 Tom Bonauro: Natural Selections
Bonauro's idiosyncratic, allusive style has struck a responsive chord outside the art world - earning him high-profile commissions including the juggernaut campaign for 501 jeans. By Ken Coupland
74 Graphis Ten Best in Advertising 97. Text compiled by Rynn Williams
76 Advico Young & Rubicam, Zurich, Switzerland
78 Borders, Perrin & Norrander, Portland, Oregon
80 Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis, Minnesota
82 Fallon McElligott, Minneapolis, Minnesota
84 Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, California
86 Jung von Matt Werbeagentur, Hamburg, Germany
88 The Martin Agency, Richmond, Virginia
90 The Richards Group, Dallas, Texas
92 Sietsema Engel and Partners, Minneapolis, Minnesota
94 Weiss, Whitten, Stagliano, New York, New York
97 Commentary: Imagery in the Networked Age
Thanks to digital media, the imagery of speed has given way to the imagery of simultaneity. The result? A visual morass where we can't efficiently move through space anymore.
145 Kozue Naito and the Cloth Menagerie
Kozue Naito is one of the few female stars of the Japanese art world, a costume artist who creates works of art that also happen to serve as clothing. By Masami Kikuchi