June 2008 Table of Contents


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FEATURES

Mad for Plaid
Scotlands renewed national pride is evident in its fervor for applying tartan to anything and everything.
BY ELIZABETH GOLD

Kuddle Up to Krútt
Icelandic musicians and their designer cohorts are inexorably drawn to the cozy, twinkling appeal of krútt—all things cute.
BY DAVID SOKOL

Eastern Promises
The changing face of East London after dark, in pictures and words.
BY SUKHDEV SANDHU, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY PAUL DAVIS

Extraordinary Meeples

In Germany, board games are more than sturdy and beautiful objects. Theyre a way of life.
BY BLAKE ESKIN

X Marks the Spot
Even in Paris and New York, putting sex on display requires bravado—and finesse.
BY VÉRONIQUE VIENNE

Drawn Together
Illustration is enjoying a moment across Europe. Twelve artists talk about their methods, hopes, plans, and inspirations.
INTRODUCTION BY JUDE STEWART


DEPARTMENTS

CONTRIBUTORS
Where we’re calling from.

F.O.B.
Manga meets Shakespeare, types new black, portraits of cows, and a very peculiar design fetish.

SHELF LIFE
Album art’s natural selection, Colt 45s brand-new bag, and chic French grammar.

MONOLOGUE
The Italian Job 
As Turin gains a new design-world honor, there’s hope for change. 
BY BENJAMIN SUTHERLAND

OBSERVER
Not Dead Yet 
British independent magazines cater to an enduring need for tactile “thing-ness.”
BY RICK POYNOR

SOCIETY 
Head Games 

Despite lawsuits and harassment, Turkey’s cartoonists are testing the limits of satire. 
BY SACHA GUNEY

DIALOGUE
Daniel Eatock
, artist and designer. 
BY STEVEN HELLER

IN PRINT
Vol. 18/no.3, vol. 19/no. 5
, Feliks Topolski of Poland and Lajos Szalay of Hungary were master draftsmen.
BY MARTIN FOX

DESKTOP
Motion Granted
On the move.
BY ANDREW BLUM Plus: Poser upgrades, and a face for the Empire State Building.

BOOKS
Golden Legacy:
How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts,
Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way
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by Leonard S. Marcus

REVIEW BY BRUCE N. WRIGHT

Massin
, by Laetitia Wolff
REVIEW BY PAUL SHAW

Graphic Design: A New History, by Stephen J. Eskilson
REVIEW BY JOHANNA DRUCKER

Strangely Familiar: Acrobats, Athletes, and Other Traveling Troupes, by Michal Chelbin
REVIEW BY PADDY JOHNSON

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Twinkle Toes

BY CLIFF KUANG

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