Issue 314 - Digital Version


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March / April 1998
Cover Image: 
Richard Meier, The Getty Center. Photo: Scott Frances, Esto

In Issue 314 of Graphis magazine, you'll find the follwing articles: Les Ateliers du Nord: Jeker and Company, by Gordon Adler; Richard Meier: Leaving Los Angeles, by Alexandra Lange; Gaetano Pesce: No Patience for the Past, by Edna Goldstaub–Dainotto; Miho: Design Odyssey, by Stuart I. Frolick; Burce Mau: Book Maker, by Ken Coupland; Soviet Posters: The Seeds of Modern Graphic Design, by Ken Shulman; John Waters: Obsessions Rule, by Martin C. Pedersen; and Alvar Aalto, by Mel Byars.


Cover Richard Meier, The Getty Center. Photo: Scott Frances, Esto

4 Editorial

7 Contributors to this Issue

12 Andrzej Dudzin'ski Reviewed by Karen Chambers

12 David Carson: 2nd Sight Reviewed by Ken Coupland

12 Robert Kushner Reviewed by Gianfranco Mantegna

14 Graphic Design: New Orleans' Blues by Véronique Vienne

18 Consumer Products by Yanitza Tavarez

28 Les Ateliers du Nord: Jeker and Company
One of Switzerland's leading graphic designers teams up with a pair of enterprising industrial designers to produce everything from products to posters. By Gordon Adler

40 Richard Meier: Leaving Los Angeles
Twelve years after winning the commission of a lifetime-with the museum now complete and his work done-architect Richard Meier faces life after the Getty. By Alexandra Lange

56 Gaetano Pesce: No Patience for the Past
As a source of inspiration, Pesce's distaste for the past is matched only by his outspoken contempt for contemporary design and architecture. By Edna Goldstaub-Dainotto

66 Miho: Design Odyssey
His current position as a design mentor for the Samsung Corporation in South Korea is merely the latest stop in a brilliant 40-year career as designer and educator. By Stuart I. Frolick

76 Burce Mau: Book Maker
The book is alive and well. But for this Canadian designer, the challenge is a profound one-to reinvent the book in the face of technologies which threaten to overwhelm it. By Ken Coupland

88 Soviet Posters: The Seeds of Modern Graphic Design
How the Soviet posters of the 1920s, espousing a future utopia of Communist socialism, actually provided the seeds of modern graphic design. Call it capitalism's final triumph. By Ken Shulman

96 John Waters: Obsessions Rule By Martin C. Pedersen

102 Alvar Aalto By Mel Byars

108 Global Report

110 Art Directors Club

112 Type Directors Club

113 German By Heinke Jenssen

129 French By Caroline Droz, Isabelle Wolf

146 The Creative Club of Belgium

152 Dan Yaccarino Illustration, New York, New York

154 Peter Liepke Photography, New York, New York