July / August 1998
Cover Image: Design by The Attik for Kodak Professional. Photographer: Hans Neleman
Issue 316 of Graphis magazine contains the following articles: Wang Xu: Graphic Design’s Evangelist in China, by Chris Anderson; Mieczyslaw Górowski: Handmade Defiance, by Jane Perlez; The Attik: Barbie, Not Bauhaus, by Leslie Sherr; Houmayoun Mahmoudi: He Knows His Limits, by Mehrdad Balali; Koeweiden Postma Associates: Surprise and Titillate, by Tracy Metz; Tim Girvin: Finding the Chi in Chips Ahoy!, by Fred Moody; Creative Club Austria: Nominees and winners from the club’s 1998 awards annual; Terry Gilliam: Through a Lens Weirdly, by Hugh Aldersey-Williams; and Saul Bass: The Man Behind the Titles, by Ken Coupland.
Cover Design By The Attik for Kodak Professional. Photographer: Hans Neleman.
8 Consumer Productsby Yanitza Tavarez
16 Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists' Books Reviewed by Rynn Williams
16 Resistance to Memory Reviewed by Rynn Williams
18 Illustration and the Politics of Polite Outrage By Véronique Vienne
22 Wang Xu: Graphic Design's Evangelist in China
As a student 20 years ago he saw his first ads for Coke and IBM and was immediately smitten. Today Wang runs his own studio and produces a magazine featuring the work of his favorite western designers. By Chris Anderson
32 Mieczyslaw Górowski: Handmade Defiance
Poland is awash in western-style advertising, its vaunted movie posters in artistic decline. In Krakow, an acclaimed poster artist rolls his eyes at the garish new work, while continuing to create his own startling images the old-fashioned way. By Jane Perlez
44 The Attik: Barbie, Not Bauhaus
While purists might dismiss the work as a jumble of images, this London-based firm has clients from both sides of the Atlantic lining up for doses of digitally-inspired bravado. By Leslie Sherr
56 Houmayoun Mahmoudi: He Knows His Limits
How does a young graphic designer, raised during the Islamic Revolution, create in a society like Iran? For the 32-year-old Tehran native, it means knowing what he can-and cannot-get away with. By Mehrdad Balali
64 Koeweiden Postma Associates: Surprise and Titillate
These two friends began as an art-directing team for a hip music magazine in Amsterdam and in less than a decade became one of Holland's top design firms. By Tracy Metz
74 Tim Girvin: Finding the Chi in Chips Ahoy!
The business address is Seattle. His client list includes Hollywood motion picture studios and a giant chocolate chip cookie manufacturer. But this designer's heart, mind, and office décor all belong to a small Japanese village. By Fred Moody
84 Creative Club Austria
Nominees and winners from the club's 1998 awards annual.
96 Terry Gilliam: Through a Lens Weirdly By Hugh Aldersey-Williams
102 Saul Bass: The Man Behind the Titles By Ken Coupland
107 Global Report
111 Type Directors Club
112 Art Directors Club
113 German By Heinke Jenssen
129 French By Caroline Droz, Thérèse Forbes-Jaeger
146 DesignWorks Graphic Design, New Zealand
152 Nicholas Fasciano Graphic Design, USA