Issue 321 - Digital Version


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May / June 1999
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Graphis magazine Issue 321 features the following articles: Ikko Tanaka: Once in a Lifetime, by Maggie Kinser Saiki; Big Bang: The Boutique With a Brain, by Fred Mood; Drive-By Shooting: Craig McDean, by Alexandra Lange; The Overseas Odyssey of Rico Lins, by Diana Jean Schemo; The Public and Private Art of David Levine, by Pete Hamill; Maroc: Albert Watson’s Morocco, by Arthur Lubow; David Tang: Brand Building in China, by Chris Anderson; and The Brand Named Walter Landor, by Véronique Vienne.


4 Editorial

6 Contributors

10 Wendell Burnette: A Process of Distillation By Leslie Sherr

16 Illustration's Last Stand By Rick Poynor

18 Appalachian Legacy Reviewed by Lyle Rexer

Typography Reviewed by Ken Coupland

20 Cipe Pineles: A Life of Design Reviewed by Rynn Williams

Nicholas & Alexandra Reviewed by Lyle Rexer

22 Ikko Tanaka: Once in a Lifetime
The ancient tradition of tea helps guide his life and work, keeping the Japanese graphic master focused and serene. By Maggie Kinser Saiki

36 Big Bang: The Boutique With a Brain
Small, feisty, and innovative, this Seattle-based agency is out to prove they're as disciplined and research-driven as the big guys. A lesson in how to be "creative"--and not sound like it. By Fred Mood

52 Drive-By Shooting: Craig McDean
In a business that takes itself very seriously, British-born fashion photographer McDean keeps things in perspective as he leads the anti-fashion charge. By Alexandra Lange

66 The Overseas Odyssey of Rico Lins
As a young man, Lins left Brazil to broaden his career, just as thousands of his countrymen were returning home after the fall of the military dictatorship. Back home again, the designer now produces work that utililizes all his worldly influences. By Diana Jean Schemo

76 The Public and Private Art of David Levine
Known as one of the world's best caricaturists, his wit razor-sharp, Levine also has a quieter, more reflective passion--exquisite watercolors of his beloved Brooklyn. By Pete Hamill

90 Maroc: Albert Watson's Morocco
The acclaimed photographer's deep fascination with Morocco has resulted in an evocative series of images-and a wonderfully crafted book. By Arthur Lubow

96 David Tang: Brand Building in China By Chris Anderson

102 The Brand Named Walter Landor By Véronique Vienne

108 Global Report

112 Type Directors Club

112 Art Directors Club

113 German By Heinke Jenssen

129 French By Caroline Droz

146 Marshall Arisman's Sacred Monkeys

148 Japanese Fire Uniform

150 The Society of Illustrators Annual Awards